Thursday, September 24, 2009

daily text 09/24

Thursday, September 24th, 2009
"Happy is everyone fearing Jehovah, who is walking in his ways." (Psalm 128:1)

Happiness—everybody wants it. But you will undoubtedly agree that desiring happiness and even pursuing it are not the same as experiencing it. Yet, happiness is attainable. We can be happy if we revere God and walk in his ways by doing his will. This will have a positive effect on our conduct and on the qualities we display. For example, those fearing Jehovah are trustworthy, even as he is. Jehovah fulfilled every promise he made to ancient Israel. (1 Kings 8:56) Our dedication to God is the most significant promise we could ever make, and frequent prayer will help us to keep it. We can pray as did the psalmist David: “You yourself, O God, have listened to my vows. . . . I will make melody to your name forever, that I may pay my vows day after day.” (Psalm 61:5, 8; Ecclesiastes 5:4-6) To be God’s friends, we must be trustworthy.—Psalm 15:1, 4.
(Watchtower issue: 02/15/08, 2:1-3)