God is a God of order, not confusion. By means of good order people are served and needs fulfilled. Jesus recognized and used to good effect the principle of organization in his ministry.

(Now about five thousand men were there.) Then he said to his disciples, “Have them sit down in groups of about fifty each.
Luke 9.14 NET

The original word for “groups” means people reclined at a meal. Jesus orders the disciples to divide the people in groups of 50 so that no one is overlooked in the distribution of food. He does not want anyone to go hungry. The miracle of bread and fish is for all. The proper organization of people at that moment guaranteed that no one was neglected because of lack of order.

The principle has direct application to God’s people. The work of evangelism and edification need to be well planned and executed. When a shortcoming becomes evident in some area of service for lack of organization, it ought to be noted and corrected, as was done in Acts 6.

Somebody said that it’s possible to exaggerate by planning with too many details and hinder the plan’s execution. That may be a possibility, but in the body of Christ today, this doesn’t appear to be a danger. On the contrary, many good works are left undone, or fail to be launched, carried through, or finished, for lack of planning, organization, and evaluation.

Let us take Jesus as a good example of one who organized his work in a simple and effective way.

What do you think?

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