3 it occurred to me also, having followed closely from the beginning all things accurately, to write to thee in order, eminent Theophilus,
Bible verses about "orderliness" | ACV
7 Remember those who lead you, men who spoke the word of God to you, of whom, carefully observing the outcome of their conduct, imitate the faith--
1 For everything there is a season, and a time for very purpose under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted, 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal, a time to break down, and a time to build up, 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance, 5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing, 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose, a time to keep, and a time to cast away, 7 a time to tear, and a time to sew, a time to keep silence, and a time to speak, 8 a time to love, and a time to hate, a time for war, and a time for peace. 9 What profit has he who works in that in which he labors? 10 I have seen the travail which God has given to the sons of men to be employed therewith. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also he has set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for them, than to rejoice, and to do good as long as they live. 13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy good in all his labor. [It] is the gift of God. 14 I know that, whatever God does, it shall be forever. Nothing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it. And God has done it that men should fear before him. 15 That which is, has been long ago, and that which is to be, has long ago been. And God seeks again that which has passed away. 16 And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there, and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there. 17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous man and the wicked man, for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. 18 I said in my heart, [It is] because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are beasts. 19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts, even one thing befalls them; as the one dies, so dies the other. Yea, they all have one breath, and man has no preeminence above the beasts; for all is vanity. 20 All go to one place. All are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. 21 Who knows the spirit of man, whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast, whether it goes downward to the earth? 22 Therefore I saw that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his works, for that is his portion. For who shall bring him [back] to see what shall be after him?
2 And be not conformed to this age, but be ye transformed by the renewal of your mind, for ye to approve what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
3 Aged women likewise be reverent in behavior, not slanderous, not enslaved to much wine, teachers of what is good, 4 so that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be serious-minded, pure, homemakers, good, submissive to their own husbands, so that the word of God may not be blasphemed.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 And the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. 3 And God said, Let there be light, and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good. And God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day. 6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament. And it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day. 9 And God said, Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear. And it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and he called the gathering together of the waters Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, Let the earth put forth grass, herbs yielding seed, [and] fruit trees bearing fruit according to their kind (in which is the seed of them) upon the earth. And it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, herbs yielding seed according to their kind, and trees bearing fruit in which is the seed of it, according to their kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day. 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years. 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth. And it was so. 16 And God made the two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, also the stars. 17 And God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day. 20 And God said, Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created the great sea creatures, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth. 23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day. 24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beasts of the earth according to their kind. And it was so. 25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kind, and the cattle according to their kind, and everything that creeps upon the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image--after our likeness--and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that 27 And God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moves upo 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. To you it shall be for food, 30 and to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the heavens, and to everything that creeps upon the earth in which there is life, for food--every green herb. And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
40 Let all things be done decently and in order.