Sunday, January 17th, 2010
"Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding. In all your ways take notice of him, and he himself will make your paths straight." (Proverbs 3:5, 6)
What has helped us to accept God’s authority? We adopt the position stated above. We believe that anything God requires of us will ultimately work to our good. (Deuteronomy 10:12, 13) Indeed, Jehovah described himself to the Israelites as “the One teaching you to benefit yourself, the One causing you to tread in the way in which you should walk.” Then he added: “O if only you would actually pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river, and your righteousness like the waves of the sea.” (Isaiah 48:17, 18) We trust those words. We are convinced that it is always in our best interests to obey God’s commands. We accept Jehovah’s authority and obey him even if we do not fully understand the reason for some requirement set out in his Word.
(Watchtower issue: 06/15/08, 3:6, 7)