Order is not merely a human convenience but also a means of honoring God. “Order,” suggested Alexander Pope, “is Heaven’s first law.” We see that clearly in the last half of chapter 27 where each tribe is assigned appropriate leadership and divided into smaller sections with specific social responsibilities.  God’s designed order makes it possible for the community to live in peace. This is God’s plan.

That God is a God of order is undeniable. One cannot study any natural science without observing the order God has imposed on His creation. His order makes it possible for all things to continue in motion without collision as well as biological life to be sustained through the order of it’s systems.

In a universe of obvious order we cannot discount the presence of moral order as well. Fosdick says, “The existence of God means that we are living in a moral order, and in a moral order we can no more sin and get away with it than we can break all physical laws and escape the penalty.”

Albert Barnes wrote, “We admire the character of a father who is opposed to disorder, vice, and disobedience in his family, and who expresses his opposition in a proper way. We admire the character of a ruler who is opposed to all crime in the community, and who expresses those feelings in the law. Why shall we not be equally pleased with God, who is opposed to all crime in all parts of the universe, and who determines to express His opposition in the proper way for the sake of preserving order and promoting peace?”

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”  James 5:16