"My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; For length of days and long life and peace they will add to you” (Proverbs 3:1-2). Three rewards of order are mentioned in this verse:
1. Length of days - Each of us have exactly the same length of day (24 hours or 1440 minutes or 86,400 seconds) so why does this verse say God will increase the length of your days? When your life is in order, you increase your efficiency and productivity. This will give you extra seconds, minutes, and hours to accomplish more for God.
2. Long Life - By following God’s laws, you increase your time on this earth. An orderly approach to exercise and diet will literally allow you to live longer.
3. Peace - An increase in order will decrease the stress in your life. A clean kitchen and an organized desk will give you a feeling of contentment and peace.
Additional benefits of order.
1. Order saves time. Lack of order wastes time. Did you ever lose your keys? Is your closet in order? Your socks? Your notes? Your library?
2. Order minimizes the challenges in your life. Many of the problems people face in life are not caused by Satan, but by a lack of order.
3. Order brings accurate knowledge of your affairs.
4. Order increases your productivity. Lack of order robs you of productivity. Order creates time saving ideas and policies.
5. Order attracts finances. Money does not attract order, rather, order attracts money. Order always comes before increase. Increase does not bring order. Order brings increase.
6. Order is the secret to long-term success. Anyone can look good for a short time, but if you want to maintain success, you have to be organized. It is hard to go where you need to go when you do not know where you are.
7. God blesses order. You can’t get too organized for God. God is not obligated to bless you when you are out of order. Everyone wants God to do more…but they do not have the capacity to handle more because there is a lack of order in their lives.
8. Order brings divine connections into your life that will increase your influence.