Sunday, May 17, 2009

daily text 05/17

Sunday, May 17th, 2009
"Keep watching the ministry which you accepted in the Lord, that you fulfill it." (Colossians 4:17)

We have a serious responsibility toward the people who live around us. The decisions they make now will mean life or death during "the great tribulation" (Revelation 7:14) Proverbs 24:11 says: "Deliver those who are being taken away to death; and those staggering to the slaughter, O may you hold them back." Failure to assume the responsibility of warning people of the choice that lies before them could result in our incurring bloodguilt. In fact, the same passage continues: "In case you should say: 'Look! We did not know of this,' will not he himself that is making an estimation of hearts discern it, and he himself that is observing your soul know and certainly pay back to earthling man according to his activity?" Clearly, Jehovah's servants cannot say that they 'do not know of' the danger that people are facing. -Proverbs 24:12
(Watchtower issue: 01/15/08, 1:1)