There’s been quite a bit a talk around my way about my last post and the “lettuces” in the Bible. So I decided to go back and find a few of my other favorites as a reminder of all the healthy goodness found planted in God’s garden. So this morning I’m leafing through some more tasty morsels to see what’s there. . . Like. . . .
Romans 13:12 Let us put away the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of ight.
Romans 14:13 Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.
Romans 14:19 Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.
2 Corinthians 7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
Galations 5:25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.
Galations 5:26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.
Galations 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Galations 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
I Thessalonians 5:6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.
I Thessalonians 5:8 But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
I John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
I John 4:7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready.
As I looked a the end, I had to go back to the beginning:
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
And I see once again that from the very start God made us with His plan in mind that we would live as His, with Him and for Him and for the glory and good of His Name and His Kingdom. The bridegroom IS coming again, and we need to be ready. We have a great hope and a great anticipation. As we wait for the day to appear, let us not just read about what He would have us to be doing, but “lettuce” grow in love and faith and works and deeds as we share the good news with those around us.
Do you have a favorite “let us?” Feel free to share it here. . . .I feel like it may be time for me to go shopping for some tasty leaves in the pages of the Old Testament to see what might “turn up” there!!!