Proverbs 24:30-31 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Disorder is an open door for failure and defeat because It is the environment within which the enemy thrives best. Take action to eliminate disorder quickly.
Proverbs 24:30-3 lists three features of an environment where disorder is allowed to survive. The first is that it is “overgrown with thorns”. Thorns represent demonic influence, plots and attacks, so what the scripture is communicating is that where you allow disorder to thrive is an area where you will find yourself being flooded by the attacks of the enemy. The second feature of the disorder is that it disguises the true beauty of the relationship, or that area of your life where it is permitted to survive. That is what was meant by : “nettles had covered the face thereof”. The third feature of disorder that was identified by the scripture was “stone walls are broken down”. The stone walls represent the laws and principles of God. The “walls are broken down” is revealing that a feature of disorder is a departure from biblical principles. The life of Eli was an example of this.
Eli allowed disorder to continue in his household in 1 Samuel 2 with his sons engaging in all forms of ungodly practices, while holding the office of the priest. Even though Eli admonished them to discontinue their actions and they refused to hearken, he allowed the disorder to continue by not removing them from the priesthood. As a result of it, God sent a prophet to declare to him that the priesthood would be removed from his lineage and none of his gen would live to be old men. By allowing disorder to continue Eli not only lost favour with God ,but also a curse of death came upon his seed. How would life have been different had he dealt swiftly with the disorder?
In what area of your life have you allowed disorder to continue? Move quickly to eliminate
Life Application: Make a list of every area in your life where there is disorder and establish new habits that will define how you operate based on the word of God.