Therefore… The close of Romans 11 is the close of Paul’s doxology of praise to the Lord. It is an acclamation and affirmation that God is engaged in everything. Everything is from Him. Everything flows through Him and, everything is for Him. To him be all glory.
So? What do we do with that? Do we sit and ponder it? Do we wilt away in insignificance? Do we shy away in awe?
While there is great benefit in meditating on the word of God and the attributes of God, there is also a time for acting on that word and those attributes. As Paul opens Romans 12, he begins with the “so what”, the “therefore”, the call to action.
What a blessing that this week we focus only on the first three sentences of this chapter. To me they cover 3 key things that we’ll discuss in our lessons this week:
- Being fully connected to God
- Being fueled up by God
- Being on a mission for God and with God
His doxology and the verses before when he was discussing God’s provision for gentiles and Jews
Commit themselves to God, praise and worship Him. Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God
God’s mercy, our worship of Him, the renewing of our mind, the ability to test and approve God’s will – My wife and her commitment to prayer