I believe we know that to create something you need a pattern to follow. When God created this earth, He had a pattern. It is called a blue print. Can you just imagine the results of this earth if there was no pattern? From the very beginning, God had a plan for us to come close to Him.
God understood that we needed a pattern to follow. He did not fail to let us know that there is a pattern to follow. God has blessed us with His Word. Surely, we remember that God gave Noah a pattern to build the ark. Noah knew he had to follow the plan as God laid it out, or he and his family would be lost with all the other people of the earth.
God gave the people of Israel a plan to follow that is found in Exodus chapter 20. “Then God spoke these words.” They were to follow that pattern. The building of the tabernacle had a precise pattern. What was in each part and who could go where. The pattern is found in Exodus chapter 25 and the chapters that follow.
In the New Covenant, God has also given us a pattern to follow and it is precise. It tells us how to treat others, it tells us how to love, it tells us who to put first in our lives, and it tells us how we might get to heaven. There is a pattern to follow and there is only one pattern. That pattern comes from God and not from the thoughts of man.
To understand what the pattern is, we need to read the blue print. There are no change orders in God’s pattern. It is to be followed as written by the inspiration coming from God. This pattern was given to the first century Christians and it the same one that we have today. That pattern was given to the Jews who had come to Jerusalem to worship. That pattern is given to us starting in the Book of Acts in chapter two. When the apostle John comes to the end of the Book of Revelation in 22:18-19. He warns the people not to add to or take away. Remember John was there in Jerusalem with Peter and the rest of the apostles in Acts chapter two. Follow the whole pattern God has given to us.