Sunday, February 21st, 2010
"With the heart one exercises faith for righteousness, but with the mouth one makes public declaration for salvation." (Romans 10:10)
Some who are learning a new language may hesitate to speak it because they are shy or afraid to make mistakes. That will hold them back from making progress. When it comes to learning a language, the old adage is true, Practice makes perfect. The more the student speaks the new language, the more comfortable he becomes with using it. We likewise need to speak the “pure language” at every opportunity. (Zephaniah 3:9) Not only do we make a “public declaration” at the time of our baptism but we also make it when we speak about Jehovah at every opportunity, including when we engage in the ministry. (Matthew 28:19, 20; Hebrews 13:15) Our Christian meetings allow us to make clear, concise expressions in the pure language.—Hebrews 10:23-25.
(Watchtower issue: 8/15/08, 5:18)