Bible Reading: I Corinthians 14
Key Verse: Verse 40 – “Let all things be done decently and in order.”
Key Words: Let all things be done decently and in order.
For those who know me well, they know I love organization. I’m one of those who believe you do not organize the Holy Spirit out of services, as I have heard some say. I believe you organize Him in. All one has to do is read about creation, the building of the tabernacle and the temple, and the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem to see that God loves organization.
But organization itself is no good if we are not meeting the spiritual needs of people. In his book Harvest of Humanity, John Seamands told this story. “A German soldier was wounded. He was ordered to go to the military hospital for treatment. When he arrived at the large and imposing building, he saw two doors, one marked, ‘For the slightly wounded,’ and the other, ‘For the seriously wounded.’
“He entered through the first door and found himself going down a long hall. At the end of it were two more doors, one marked, ‘For officers,’ and the other, ‘For non-officers.’ He entered through the latter and found himself going down another long hall. At the end of it were two more doors, one marked, ‘For party members’ and the other, ‘For non-party members.’ He took the second door, and when he opened it he found himself out on the street..
“When the soldier returned home, his mother asked him, ‘How did you get along at the hospital?’ ‘Well, Mother,’ he replied, ‘to tell the truth, the people there didn’t do anything for me, but you ought to see the tremendous organization they have!’”
Honorable organization can see through its product…so don’t just organize, organize with honor.
What to do:
✞ Make sure you organize God in, not out, of your life.
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