1 Chronicles 15:13
“For because you did not do it the first time, the Lord our God broke out against us, because we did not consult Him about the proper order.”
This was David’s second attempt to bring the ark of the covenant to its new home in Jerusalem. The first time was an utter failure, resulting in death. This time, David wanted to be sure to do things right, so he consulted the Word of God. Because God designed the Tabernacle, He is also the one who wrote the instructions for how things were to operate. When David and Israel chose to look into the Word of God, they found the proper way to move the ark. What had once been a disaster, became a time of rejoicing; and the same will be true of us.
The New Testament refers to God as the “Author of life.” He designed us, and His Word serves as the instruction manual for a successful life. You might look at you life and see it is in need of repair; remember, the secret is to “consult Him for the proper order.” Dating, marriage, finances, kids, work or whatever else you might be struggling with, you will find the proper order when you consult the Word of God and do things His way.
Remember, God’s ways bring life.