Sunday, February 14, 2010

daily text 2/14

Sunday, February 14th, 2010
"Never be anxious about the next day, for the next day will have its own anxieties. Sufficient for each day is its own badness." (Matthew 6:34)

Jehovah promises to care for us materially. (Matthew 6:33; Hebrews 13:5, 6) That does not mean that we may leave the providing of material needs to chance or that we should refuse to work. (2 Thessalonians 3:10) What that promise does mean is this: If we seek God’s Kingdom first in our life and are willing to work for a living, we can count on Jehovah to help us to obtain life’s necessities. (1 Thessalonians 4:11, 12; 1 Timothy 5:8) He can provide what we need in ways that we might not expect, perhaps through a fellow worshipper who comes to our aid or offers us work. Soon, when the great tribulation comes upon Satan’s world, we will need Jehovah’s help as never before. Yet, Jehovah’s servants will be able to look to him with complete confidence. They will be able to lift their heads and rejoice, knowing that their deliverance is near.—Luke 21:28.
(Watchtower issue: 9/15/08, 2:17, 19)