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God of Order

Read Numbers 1:1 through 2:34

Then the tent of meeting and the camp of the Levites will set out in the middle of the camps. They will set out in the same order as they encamp, each in their own place under their standard (Numbers 2:17).

God did not lead Israel haphazardly through the desert. He laid out a structured plan of government, including the residential quarters of the camp. He taught them how to live together with each other and with strangers they might meet along the way. The order God brought was not intuitively understood. It was to be taught, learned, and followed. God was in the details, and there was a purpose to His instructions.

His plans continue today. Though things may seem upside down at times, a person committed to the lordship of God will see order developing in the uncultivated areas of life. Forgiveness from sin is the beginning of the journey. With the first breath of repentance, God begins His work to convert chaos into godliness. God leads with a purpose—to teach His people how to walk in fellowship with the Sovereign God.

Challenge for Today: Allow God to order the chaos of your life.

Quicklook: Numbers 2:10–17

 

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