Friday, February 12th, 2010
"I have not held back from telling you all the counsel of God." (Acts 20:27)
The success of the house-to-house ministry does not depend solely on the response of people in the territory. True, the preaching work plays a vital role in the salvation of honesthearted ones, but it also serves other important purposes. The Christian ministry gives us an opportunity to demonstrate our love for Jehovah. (1 John 5:3) It enables us to avoid bloodguilt. It warns the ungodly that “the hour of the judgment by [God] has arrived.” (Revelation 14:6, 7) Above all, through the preaching of the good news, Jehovah’s name is being praised in all the earth. (Psalm 113:3) Hence, whether people listen or not, we must keep sounding forth the Kingdom message. Indeed, all our efforts to proclaim the good news are beautiful in Jehovah’s eyes. (Romans 10:13-15) What a privilege we have to bear his name and declare his message in these momentous times!
(Watchtower issue: 7/15/08, 2:16, 17)