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An online devotional for writers
Therefore I urge you to imitate me. (1 Corinthians 4:16, NIV)
My high school math teacher explained how to write a geometry proof. Write a conclusion on one side of the page. In the opposite column, list reasons the statement is true. Repeat the process until you connect the dots to your point.
The theorem always ended with the “therefore” sign – three dots placed in an upright triangle –as a signal of its logical conclusion.
Paul, trained as an attorney, used the same approach in explaining truths about God. He made a logical argument and then summarized his point by connecting the dots using a signal word – “therefore” – to write a conclusion. For instance ...
The word for “therefore” appears 526 times in the New Testament. One of my early spiritual mentors explained that in scripture, the word “therefore” is a signal. “When you see ‘therefore,’ check to see what it’s there for,” he said.
It’s a way to write a conclusion that connects the dots logically and makes your point clear for your reader.
Write a conclusion that connects the dots for your reader.
Thank you that you are a God of logic. You offer reason after reason to explain points I need to know. Help me to write conclusions that connect the dots for my readers, too.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
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