Monday, November 16, 2009

daily text 11/16

Monday, November 16th, 2009
"Do all things for God’s glory." (1 Corinthians 10:31)

Neither our speech nor our actions should stumble others. (Ephesians 4:29) Indeed, love will impel us to avoid doing anything that might hinder people of different backgrounds and cultures from progressing toward serving Jehovah. This often involves our being yielding. (1 Corinthians 10:32, 33) Our love for Jehovah helps us to banish pride. After a dispute among the disciples as to who was the greatest, Jesus stood a young child in their midst. He explained: “Whoever receives this young child on the basis of my name receives me too, and whoever receives me receives him also that sent me forth. For he that conducts himself as a lesser one among all of you is the one that is great.” (Luke 9:48; Mark 9:36) Individually, we may find it a real challenge to conduct ourselves as “a lesser one.” Inherited imperfection and a tendency to be proud may motivate us to seek prominence, but humility will help us to yield.—Romans 12:10.
(Watchtower issue: 03/15/08, 1:7, 8)