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Escape the Disorder

Posted: Tuesday, August 22

Pastor Tom Murray // Missions & Christian Education

Pastor Tom Murray // Missions & Christian Education

One Year Bible Reading Guide

Job 4:1-7:21
1 Corinthians 14:18-40
Psalm 37:30-40
Proverbs 21:27

Verse of the Day:

For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people. 1 Corinthians 14:33 (NIV)


For many of us, words like “chaotic," “disorderly” and “frustrating” will describe at least part of our day.  

 

Parents with children often feel like the day is over as quickly as it started.  Between activities, sports, preparing meals, errands, cleaning and everything else that comes with family life - it can be hard to find even a few moments of quiet time.

 

It’s also true in the workplace.  For every task completed on your list - it may seem like two more tasks get added.  Employees are frustrated with their managers.  Managers struggle to motivate those under their responsibility.  So many feel underpaid, overwhelmed and overworked.

 

God intended the church to be a gathering where we can escape the disorder of our lives.

 

What was happening inside the early church in Corinth was beginning to look very similar to what was happening on the outside.

 

Personalities were clashing, pride was overtaking humility and there was disorder when Christ followers met together.

 

While giving the church specific instructions on restoring order, Paul writes, “For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people” (1 Corinthians 14:33 NIV).

 

A life following Christ was not intended to be lived in isolation.  Find time this week to escape the disorder in your life by gathering together with your church family.  This is a great opportunity to reset your focus on what’s really important.

 

When each of us enters the doors of our church with an expectation of peace and order, we find freedom from the spiritually, emotionally and physically depleting disorder that can otherwise consume our life.