*FYI -I'm gonna add some additional info about the apostle John to elaborate on yesterday's text...(so check back later because I'm gonna backdate it)
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
"Make me know your own ways, O Jehovah." (Psalm 25:4)
The apostle Paul showed that he understood the importance of loving those who are being taught. (1 Thessalonians 2:7, 8) Similarly, we can show a sincere interest in each Bible student by taking time to get to know him. As we discuss Scriptural principles with him, it is likely that we will become acquainted with his circumstances. We may observe that he is already living his life in harmony with some of the points that he has learned from the Bible. In other areas, he may still need to make adjustments. By helping the student to see how the information presented during Bible study sessions applies to him personally, we can lovingly assist him to become a genuine disciple of Christ. Most important of all, we can pray with our student and for our student. It should be clear to him that our objective is to help him come to know his Creator more intimately, draw closer to Him, and benefit from His guidance.
(Watchtower issue: 01/15/08, 2:16-18)