4065 orderliness

4065 orderliness

In his creating, sustaining and saving work, God reveals himself as a God of order. Likewise, the life of his people and of society as a whole should be orderly.

Orderliness in creation

Isa 45:12 See also Ge 1:31; Job 26:7-10; Job 38:4-11; Ps 8:3; Ps 19:1; Ps 104:5-9; Isa 40:26; Ac 17:26

Orderliness in providence

Ge 8:22 See also Ps 65:9; Ps 104:14-27; Ps 145:15; Ac 14:17

Orderliness in salvation

Salvation was planned by God Ro 8:29 See also 1Co 2:7; Eph 1:4-5; 2Ti 1:9; Tit 1:2; 1Pe 1:2; Rev 13:8

Jesus Christ’s coming was prepared in advance Lk 24:26-27 See also Jn 5:46; Ac 2:23; Ac 3:18; Gal 4:4

Orderliness in the life of God’s people

Corporate worship must be orderly Ex 25:9; 1Co 14:40 See also 1Ch 28:12; Ac 7:44; 1Co 14:32-33

Personal devotion includes orderliness 1Th 5:6 See also Pr 25:28; Ro 13:13; 1Co 7:17; Eph 5:16; 1Ti 3:2-5

Respect for leaders as part of God’s order Ex 22:28; Heb 13:17 See also 1Sa 24:6; 1Ti 5:17; Heb 13:7

Order in pastoral care 1Co 12:28; Tit 1:5 See also Ac 6:3; Ac 14:23; Ro 12:4-8; Eph 4:11; 1Pe 4:10; 1Pe 5:1-3

Orderliness in society

God gives responsibility in his administration to men and women Ps 82:6; Da 6:2-7; Ro 13:1; Tit 3:1; 1Pe 2:13-14

Governing authorities are ordained by God Ro 13:1 See also Jn 19:11; Ro 13:6

Those in authority are to be honoured Tit 3:1 See also Mt 22:21 pp Mk 12:17 pp Lk 20:25; 1Ti 2:1-2; 1Pe 2:13

Order in the home and workplace 1Ti 3:4 See also Ex 6:14; Ex 20:12; 1Sa 3:13; Job 1:5; Eph 6:1,5; 1Ti 3:4,12; 1Ti 6:1; Tit 1:6; Tit 2:4-5,9-10; 1Pe 2:18

See also

1325God, the Creator
4005creation
4025world, the
4045chaos
5215authority
5326government
5359justice
5542society, positive
5680family
7026church, leadership
8490watchfulness
8625worship, acceptable attitudes

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