Wednesday, September 23, 2009

daily text 09/23

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009
"We are perplexed, but not absolutely with no way out." (2 Corinthians 4:8)

God’s Word, the Bible, helps us to cope with any situation we may face. It is “beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17) God’s Word enables us to deal with life’s distresses. It makes us “fully competent” and “completely equipped.” The original-language word rendered “completely equipped” literally means “having been fitted out.” This word could have been used in ancient times of a boat that was fitted out with everything needed for a voyage or of a machine that was capable of performing whatever was expected of it. Similarly, Jehovah through his Word provides us with all that we need to handle whatever may come our way. Accordingly, we can say, “If God permits it, I can take it, with his help.”
(Watchtower issue: 03/15/08, 3:16, 17)