Friday, April 17, 2015

Order (Elements of Existence) #AtoZChallenge

Galaxies are so large that stars can be consid...
Galaxies are so large that stars can be considered particles next to them (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Genesis 1:26
New International Version (NIV)

         There is so much disagreement and clash within our world that sometimes it's a wonder that we don't all live in utter chaos.  Yet the natural state of humans and society is some kind of semblance of order.   It's the way we were created.  God created an orderly universe that is intricately, fastidiously, and amazingly structured.   Even in the most seemingly chaotic states of nature, order brings everything into a proper place.   Without order the world would cease to exist.

        Each component of God's wondrous creation intersects and works together with a beautiful harmony.   The world resounds with the music of God's glory.  Humans may do things that affect our natural world in adverse ways, but the insistent harmony of God's order will eventually prevail.  We are responsible for taking proper care of the Earth, but no matter what harm we do, God's order will readjust the damage to heal that which has been harmed.

         Humankind has a responsibility to conserve and preserve the Earth, the resources, and all of God's creation.   We also should strive to create order within our social institutions and among all the peoples of this Earth.   The Bible tells us clearly that this orderly existence of our society will not last within the confines of the time of our world, but that does not mean we should not at least try to do what we can to do our parts in achieving order as God would have it.

          We are promised the day to come when there will be a new heaven and a new Earth under the reign of the perfect order of God's government.   In the interim we have to deal with the world we have now and the imperfect society of fallen humans.   Let's work for God's order as best we can.

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things,and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:16-17
New International Version (NIV)


  1. We are stewards over all He has created. An awesome privilege and responsibility.
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  2. Lately, when I get up, I say, while looking out at Pikes Peak and our view of the mountains and the forest, "This is a day that the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad."
    Even when it is snowing, as it did early this morning. It helps me appreciate what we have right in front of us.

    1. With that kind of view I can understand your attitude of praise!



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