Saturday, February 27, 2010

daily text 2/27

Saturday, February 27th, 2010
"[Jehovah’s] activity is dignity and splendor themselves." (Psalm 111:3)

When asked to define the word “dignified,” ten-year-old Madison replied, “Well-dressed.” Interestingly, the Bible speaks of God as being ‘clothed with dignity.’ (Psalm 104:1) For humans, displaying dignity may sometimes involve being well-dressed. For instance, the apostle Paul desired that Christian women “adorn themselves in well-arranged dress, with modesty and soundness of mind.” (1 Timothy 2:9) But dignified conduct that honors Jehovah’s “dignity and splendor” goes further than that. In the Bible, the Hebrew word for “dignity” can also be translated “splendor,” “majesty,” “glory,” and “honor.” According to one dictionary definition, “dignity” is “the quality or state of being worthy, honored, or esteemed.” And no one is worthy of greater honor and esteem than Jehovah. As his dedicated servants, therefore, we should be dignified in speech and action.
(Watchtower issue: 8/15/08, 3:1, 2)