Friday, January 8, 2010

daily text 1/8

Friday, January 8th, 2010
"Keep holding the pattern of healthful words." (2 Timothy 1:13)

Just as a language has a pattern of words, the pure language of Scriptural truth has “the pattern of healthful words.” We need to copy that “pattern.” A person may learn enough of a language to get by in normal conversation but then stop making progress. A similar problem may arise with those speaking the “pure language.” (Zephaniah 3:9; Hebrews 5:11-14) What can help us to overcome this tendency? Be willing to expand your vocabulary, as it were. “Now that we have left the primary doctrine about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying a foundation again, namely, repentance from dead works, and faith toward God, the teaching on baptisms and the laying on of the hands, the resurrection of the dead and everlasting judgment.” (Hebrews 6:1, 2) Prayerfully “keep awake with all constancy” when it comes to speaking the pure language of Bible truth.—Ephesians 6:18.
(Watchtower issue: 08/15/08, 5:15-17)