Friday, February 19, 2010

daily text 2/19

Friday, February 19th, 2010
"The one pursuing valueless things is in want of heart." (Proverbs 12:11)

A Christian who is distracted by valueless things puts his relationship with Jehovah and his prospects for everlasting life in danger. (Titus 2:11, 12) What are valueless things? In a general sense, they can be anything that distracts us from serving Jehovah whole-souled. They could, for example, include various forms of relaxation. Of course, relaxation has its place. But when we spend too much time on “fun” things at the expense of activities connected with our worship, relaxation becomes a valueless thing, adversely affecting our spiritual well-being. (Ecclesiastes 2:24; 4:6) To avoid that, a Christian cultivates balance, carefully watching how he spends his valuable time. (Colossians 4:5) There are, though, valueless things that are much more dangerous than relaxation. Among these are false gods.
(Watchtower issue: 04/15/08, 1:3, 4)