Tuesday, April 6th, 2010
"Those knowing your name will trust in you, for you will certainly not leave those looking for you, O Jehovah." (Psalm 9:10)
If we truly know Jehovah and look to his name with respect for what it stands for, we will trust in him. Note how God's Word makes a connection between trusting in Jehovah and respecting him. When ancient Israel failed to trust in Him, Jehovah asked Moses: "How long will this people treat me without respect, and how long will they not put faith in me for all the signs that I performed in among them?" (Numbers 14:11) By trusting in Jehovah to protect and sustain us even during trials, we show that we respect him. Jesus indicated that respect for Jehovah must come from the inner person. Speaking to those whose worship was not sincere, Jesus quoted Jehovah as saying: "This people honors me with their lips, yet their heart is far removed from me." (Matthew 15:8) Sincere respect for Jehovah springs from heartfelt love for him. —1 John 5:3.
(Watchtower issue: 10/15/08, 4:5, 6)