Sunday, September 27th, 2009
"God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name." (Hebrews 6:10)
Jehovah can read hearts, while we cannot. We do not know all of another person’s motives. Therefore, we should try to imitate Jehovah by not fixing our attention on human imperfections, which will eventually disappear. Would it not be a fine goal to be like him in this regard? Our doing so will contribute much toward peaceful relationships with our brothers and sisters. (Ephesians 4:23, 24) To illustrate, think of a house that looks completely run-down. Most people might look at that house and conclude that it should be torn down. But someone else sees that the structure is sound and restores it. Similarly, rather than focusing on our brothers’ surface defects, can we discern their good qualities and their potential for further spiritual growth? If we do so, we will come to love our brothers for their spiritual beauty, as Jehovah does.
(Watchtower issue: 03/15/08, 5:8, 9)