How Victories Are Won

They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like men of war; every one marches in formation, and they do not break ranks.
(Joel 2:7)
Organization matters. Chaos and disorder leads to failures of every kind. For example, “A child left to himself brings his mother shame.” On the other hand, “The rod and rebuke give wisdom.”(1) We serve a God of order. There is order in the universe and in all of creation. Chaos is the result of everyone doing his or her own thing. Deuteronomy 12:8 says, “You shall not at all do as we are doing here today - every man doing whatever is right in his own eyes.”(2)
God demands not only order, but also alignment in His Kingdom. Every army needs a general and every endeavor requires a leader. To win the war of life we must likewise march in formation and not break ranks.
I know that this is contrary to post-modern thought. However, there is no such thing as an independent thinker, or at least a successful one. Mighty warriors dressed for battle, men and women of valor, leaders and those who march in formation and keep ranks win battles.

(1) Proverbs 29:15, (2) Deuteronomy 12:8