Sunday, December 13, 2009

daily text 12/13

Sunday, December 13th, 2009
"God is love." (1 John 4:8)

With the striking words of today’s text, the Bible identifies Jehovah’s dominant quality, the quality that is the most appealing of them all and the most comforting for those troubled by the prevalence of wickedness. Jehovah has shown love in every aspect of the way he has handled sin’s terrible blight upon his creation. Love moved Jehovah to give hope to the sinful offspring of Adam and Eve. (Genesis 3:15) God allowed them to approach him in prayer and made it possible for them to come into an approved relationship with Him. Love moved God to provide a ransom that would open the way for full forgiveness of sins and restoration to perfect, everlasting life. (John 3:16) And love has moved him to be patient with mankind, giving as many as possible the opportunity to reject Satan and choose Jehovah as their Sovereign. (2 Peter 3:9) Since Jehovah is wise, just, and loving, we know that he will soon end all suffering. In fact, he has promised to do so.—Revelation 21:3, 4.
(Watchtower issue: 5/15/07, 1:17, 18)