Saturday, September 12, 2009

daily text 09/12

Saturday, September 12th, 2009
"Jehovah . . . sees what the heart is." (1 Samuel 16:7)

One of the reasons why we keep returning to visit people with whom we have already spoken about the good news is that their circumstances and attitudes can and do change. Since our last visit, some may have been affected by serious illness, loss of a job, or the death of a loved one. (Ecclessiastes 9:11) World events may motivate people to think seriously about their future. Such developments can cause a person who was previously apathetic—or even opposed—to respond favorably. Hence, we should not hold back from sharing the good news with others on every suitable occasion. Classifying and judging other people appears to be a human tendency. Yet, Jehovah sees people as individuals. He sees the potential of each one. In our ministry, we should strive to do the same. Many experiences show the good that results from having a positive view of all to whom we preach.
(Watchtower issue: 01/15/08, 3:11, 12)