And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the water called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10
Many children of God do not know the depth of the common saying, “Order is the first thing in heaven.” They quote this statement awkwardly without giving it the necessary importance it requires. In the real sense of it, orderliness is the nature of divine administration. My prayer for someone using this devotional is that if your life is disorganised, it shall be divinely fixed in Jesus name.
Our God is the God of order; He ordered the course of the universe by His Word. This is the reason why we must give the Word of God pre-eminence in our lives. The Lord said to Jeremiah; “….l will hasten my word to perform it” (Jeremiah 1:12). The Almighty God does not take His own Word with levity like some of us do. Bible teachings come in form of doctrines and living by them is inevitable if we are to live orderly. Jesus Christ said in John 7:17 “if any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself”.
Disobedience to God’s order brings chaos and unimaginable calamities as the story of Adam and Eve’s fall reveals (Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:9-19). l encourage the user of this devotional to begin to place a high premium on the Word of God, even as God Himself does. In the second pastoral epistle of Paul to Timothy we read
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” 2Timoth 3:16-17
On the third day, God set in order the course of the universe by His Word and things began to work, even till this day; the seas in their places, the dry land, a variety of vegetation and fruit bearing plants.
Our God is the God of both creation and provision: He creates to provide. This means lack was not originally planned to characterise the life of man. I pray that everything that you need shall be orderly provided for your pleasure this season in Jesus’ name. However, pay close attention to the Words of the Great Provider.