Saturday, May 2, 2009

daily text 05/02

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009
"The things I was fond of were with the sons of men." (Proverbs 8:31)

Motivated by love for God, new ones who have just learned Bible truth sometimes speak about Jehovah and the Kingdom with such conviction that they are quite effective in convincing others to examine the Scriptures. (John 1:41) Love for God is the key factor that motivates us to engage in the disciple-making work. Let us therefore keep that love alive by regularly reading and meditating on his Word. (1 Timothy 4:6, 15; Revelation 2:4) Love for Jehovah unquestionably helped to make Jesus Christ a zealous teacher. But that was not the only reason for his effectiveness as a Kingdom proclaimer. Jesus was concerned about people and showed keen interest in them. He reflected Jehovah's own love and compassion, and this attracted people to the worship of the only true God. Individuals of all kinds listened to Jesus because he showed loving concern for them and their circumstances. -Luke 7:36-50; 18:15-17; 19:1-10
(Watchtower issue: 11/15/07, 1:5-7)