In reading a book or listening to a speech pay careful attention when the writer or speaker uses the word, ‘But’.
The important point being made comes after the ‘But’.
In reading a book or listening to a speech, pay careful attention when the writer or speaker uses the word, ‘Therefore’.
The important point being made came before, ‘Therefore’.
Go back and read again, or listen again if it is recorded, or try to remember what was said, before ‘Therefore’
In instances where ‘But’ is closely followed by ‘Therefore’ what is being said is of the utmost importance.
Pay the greatest attention. A Life Lesson is being taught. Do not ever forget it.
Such is the case in I Corinthian Chapter 15, verses 57 and 58.
‘But, thanks be to God who gives us the victory through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, beloved brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you.”