Saturday, June 27, 2009

daily text 06/27

Saturday, June 27th, 2009
"Keep walking by spirit." (Galatians 5:16)

If we keep Jehovah before us constantly, he will lead us by his holy spirit. Jehovah's holy spirit played an important role in the construction of the tabernacle in the wilderness. Jehovah appointed Bezalel as the principal artisan and builder of the tabernacle, promising to "fill him with the spirit of God in wisdom and in understanding and in knowledge and in every kind of craftsmanship." (Exodus 31:3-5) Men "wise of heart" worked with Bezalel and his assistant Oholiab in carrying out that wonderful assignment. Morever, Jehovah's spirit moved willinghearted people to make generous contributions. (Exodus 31:6; 35:5, 30-34) That same spirit motivates God's present-day servants to do all they can to promote Kingdom interests. (Matthew 6:33) We may have certain abilities, but we need to pray for holy spirit and let it lead us if we are to accomplish the work Jehovah has given his people in our day. -Luke 11:13
(Watchtower issue: 02/15/08, 1:16, 17)

*have you ever noticed when reading examples of people in the Bible, how full of wisdom and ability they were whenever they were faithfully serving God? But how their overall attitude and spiritual balance took a serious nosedive as soon as their loyalty began to stray from worshipping him faithfully? Like with Solomon, who was full of wisdom at the start, or King Uzziah -who was famous for his military and engineering inventions...(plus, he was a "lover of agriculture" =) yay I like that part!) until he 'got a big head' and stopped appreciating that his growing talents & abilities were due to God helping him, and started attributing all his achievements to himself. You see that with people today also. The closer they stick to Jehovah, the wiser and more spiritually balanced they always are.