Sunday, January 24, 2010

daily text 1/24

Sunday, January 24th, 2010
"God is love." (1 John 4:8)

Jehovah loves us and always wants what is best for us. (John 3:16) As a loving God, he is generous toward us. The disciple James wrote: “Every good gift and every perfect present is from above, for it comes down from the Father of the celestial lights.” (James 1:17) Those who let themselves be guided by God benefit greatly from his generosity. The psalmist said: “You are my refuge and my stronghold, my God, in whom I will trust.” (Psalm 91:2) When we follow Jehovah’s guidance, we are seeking refuge with the God who cannot fail. Even if we meet opposition, Jehovah supports us. He will not let us down. (Psalm 71:4, 5; Proverbs 3:19-26) Yes, Jehovah knows what is best for us, wants what is best for us, and has the power to provide what is best for us. How foolish it would be for us to ignore his guidance! Really, we need God’s guidance throughout our lives, from youth to old age.
(Watchtower issue: 04/15/08, 2:4-6)

Sometimes when I look around and see all the disunity and constant fighting and bickering back and forth that goes on in society, while there are so many big, urgent problems that need to be addressed, I just don't understand how anyone can continue to reject the superior wisdom and guidance provided by God through the Bible. Doesn't anyone notice that failure to obey and submit to God's direction in life always backfires? It's so obvious.
And it makes me really appreciate the peace, unity, and cooperation that exists within our worldwide brotherhood, even more so, because it's *living proof* that applying Bible standards and following Jehovah's direction really works and produces positive results.