Saturday, July 4, 2009

daily text 07/04

Saturday, July 4th, 2009
"Jehovah is the one marching before you. He himself will continue with you . . . Do not be afraid or be terrified." (Deuteronomy 31:8)

If we humbly walk in Jehovah's ways, he will give us courage and strength. (Deuteronomy 31:6, 7, 23) Enoch, the seventh man in the genealogical line from Adam, courageously walked with God by pursuing an upright course amid his wicked contemporaries. (Genesis 5:21-24) Jehovah strengthened Enoch to deliver a powerful message to them because of their ungodly words and deeds. (Jude 14, 15) Do you have the courage needed to declare God's judgements? Jehovah executed judgement on the ungodly in the global Flood of Noah's day. Yet, Enoch's prophecy is of encouragement to us, for ungodly people of our day will soon be destroyed by God's holy myriads. (Revelation 16:14-16; 19:11-16) In answer to our prayers, Jehovah gives us courage to declare his message, whether it relates to his judgements or to blessings under Kingdom rule.
(Watchtower issue: 02/15/08, 2:11, 12)