Monday, August 31, 2009

daily text 08/31

Monday, August 31st, 2009
"You have neither heard his voice at any time nor seen his figure."(John 5:37)

Jehovah provided Adam and Eve with the gift of conscience, and we inherited our conscience from them. Genesis 1:27 tells us that humans are made in God’s image. That does not mean in God’s physical form, for he is a spirit and we are of flesh. We are in God’s image in that we have within us his qualities, including a moral sense with a functioning conscience. This reality provides a clue to one way that we can strengthen our conscience, making it more reliable. That is, learn more about the Creator, and draw closer to him. The Bible shows that in a sense Jehovah is a Father to all of us. (Isaiah 64:8) We should desire to draw ever closer to our Father and thus absorb his views and standards. (James 4:8) We have not heard the actual voice of God, yet we can have his word in us and thus come to be like him and feel as he does.
(Watchtower issue: 10/15/07, 1:14, 15)