Sunday, September 11, 2011

#8 - Get Computing! - D

Principle number 5 has to do with the all important grouping and storage of files.

Grouping is orderly; it’s efficient.
We use this kind of grouping every day, when we create outlines of tasks to do project order and inventories. On our computer with hundreds of thousands of files, we’d be very inefficient if we didn’t use the File Explorer that groups our files by drives, then folders, then subfolders etc.
Look at this verse that speaks to us about location, efficiency – grouping. Jesus is getting ready to feed the multitude that had gathered around Him to hear His words of truth, hope, and purpose.

And he(Jesus) commanded them(disciples) to make all(the multitude) sit down by companies upon the green grass. And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties. Mark 6:39, 40.

This action shows the order and efficiency in handling a large task by grouping or dividing the task. It might be better described as grouping within groups, that’s the companies, 100’s and 50’s. What is before you, whether task or resources, always produces better results when we apply apply this grouping technique as reinforced by other scripture. One might be: Let all things be done decently and in order. 1Corinthians 14:40.

Grouping in fatal results.
Lets take a look in Joshua 7:16-18 at a use of this style of grouping that resulted in several deaths.In clear disobedience, Achan stole and hid some of the spoils of a war. God showed Joshua how to find the culprit from so many, very easily.

So Joshua rose up early in the morning, and brought Israel by their tribes; and the tribe of Judah was taken: And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken: And he brought his household man by man; and Achan, the son of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.

Joshua was able to zero in on the sin in the camp that had already caused many deaths to Israel. And it wasn’t over, as you read the remainder of the chapter.
Do you find it interesting that God uses computing principles in scripture to remind us of His provision and also His hatred of sin in His sheepfold?
POWER PRINCIPLE in this reference
Be wise in grouping our actions and possessions. His Word gives directives for the process. It can be honoring to God and even save lives.

And with a little creativity and a couple old computers with free typing programs installed, and most of all – the scriptures, you could have a little workshop ending with an invitation.
Don’t forget about the leftover souls.
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