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Order in the House

Today’s Verse:

Let all things be done decently and in order. ~1 Corinthians 14:40

In the last year, I had to have a service repairman come to my house 3-4 times to repair my refrigerator and freezer. It was a great relief when the appliance was back in working order! Most people want things to be in working order. We don’t want things to break down. In addition, we all desire that the events we are involved in and things we do to be in order. Order implies that there is excellence, organization, functionality, structure, and delivery. This morning, let us consider the command of Scripture for orderliness.

There is the holiness in order.

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” Our God is a God of order. “He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end” (Ecclesiastes 3:11). In Mark 7:37, it was said of Jesus that “he hath done all things well.” Creation was done in an orderly manner. I believe God chose to spread His creative power over three da