If we pay attention to the way that God did things, we can see that he was a God of order. He was not a God of confusion. There is order in everything that God does. In the book of Numbers 1:2 God said, “Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls; From twenty year, old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.” God ordered Moses to make a list of all the children of Israel and group them by their fathers, their names, all males aged 21 and up, and all males who could fight in battle. God wanted an orderly list of the males so that Moses could keep track of them. So Moses and Aaron went about ordering everyone according to their tribes and the did it in an orderly fashion.
This is a great example to us of how God does things in an orderly manner. In the same way, we need to keep our lives in order, in our work and in our homes. “Let all things be done decently and in order” (I Cor.14:40).
This means we are to keep our house in order. The house should be kept neat and clean each day. Everything should be in its place and there should be no clutter. Every room in the house should be organized and free of clutter. We must keep our work in order. Our desks should be neat and clean and our desks should be organized. Papers should be in folders, not on the desktop when not in use.
Our check books should be balanced and our accounts should not be overdrawn.