The key question that propels effective decision-making is always “Why?” Why should I consider a career move? Why would that person make a good mate for me? Why would that lead to a positive or negative outcome for my child? Why should I serve in a particular ministry? Why should I invest my time in this manner?
This question is close to home in Scripture as well. If you read along with us A Chapter A Day the last two weeks you saw this in Nehemiah when he was confronted with naysayers and enemies – “And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” (Nehemiah 6:3, ESV)
In futility, Pilate sought to defend Jesus’ innocence with the same question – And Pilate said to them, “Why? What evil has he done?” But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him.” (Mark 15:14, ESV).
Sometimes the Scriptures answer the “Why?” with a “So that.” God’s purpose in raising up Moses to lead his people was “so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.” (Exodus 9:16b, ESV).
We see that God exalted Jesus in the gospel, “so that, at the name of Jesus, every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth, and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…” (Philippians 2:10 – 11, ESV)
Months ago, we began asking the “whys” of a major technology shift. You’ve probably heard by now that we are employing a new church management system called TouchPoint. So why should you take steps to participate?
- So that you will have greater access to your church involvement.
- So that you can manage your contributions and event registrations more seamlessly.
- So that Ingleside can follow-up with guests and provide care to those in need more effectively.
- So that groups can grow and disciples can multiply.
In just a few days, you’ll learn more details about how you can take the first steps of creating a profile. I hope you will set one up soon and use this tool to elevate your own discipleship commitments.