The word “therefore” has to be the most ignored word in the Bible.
You see, the word “therefore” is often used to transition from a teaching to an action.
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. – 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, – Matthew 28:18-19
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. – Matthew 6:33-34
What we often do is read the teaching, go on to the command, and forget that it’s something that WE have to do.
And so we read, teach, hear, and learn the same principles time and time again but never put them into practice. The teaching is important, but the “therefore” is the key. It’s where our behavior happens.
The world is changed in the “therefore.”
- People’s eternities are changed in the “therefore.”
- Hope is restored in the “therefore.”
- Families are healed in the “therefore.”
- Joy regardless of circumstance is found in the “therefore.”
So, let’s ask ourselves this question….
How’s my “therefore”?
That’s what I’m thinkin about today.
turn the world UPSIDE down.