Friday, April 9, 2010

daily text 4/9

Friday, April 9th, 2010
"With glory and splendor you . . . crowned him." (Psalm 8:5)

Jehovah has especially conferred a measure of dignity upon those who render sacred service to him. God dignified Abel by accepting his sacrifice, rejecting the one offered by his brother Cain. (Genesis 4:4, 5) Moses was instructed to 'put some of his dignity' upon Joshua, the man who was to succeed him as leader of the Israelites. (Numbers 27:20) Concerning David's son Solomon, the Bible says: "Jehovah continued to make Solomon surpassingly great before the eyes of all Israel and to put upon him such royal dignity as had not come to be upon any king before him over Israel." (1 Chronicles 29:25) God will confer exceptional dignity upon resurrected anointed Christians, who have faithfully declared "the glory of the splendor of his kingship." (Psalm 145:11-13) In thus extolling Jehovah, increasing throngs of Jesus' "other sheep" also have a blessed and dignified role. —John 10:16.
(Watchtower issue: 8/15/08, 3:3, 4)

This is one of my favorite qualities about Jehovah, which is so lacking in society. Jehovah has a pattern of giving commendation and approval to individuals based on their positive inner qualities & actions, and noble characteristics. Whereas the world and the media industry has always focused on and glorified the superficial aspects of people, such as: power, fame, wealth, academic prestige, and secular achievement, (as if materialism, prominence, and aggressive ambition, should be applauded and looked up to as 'a good thing')...especially when the injustice, corruption, and negligent complacency in this world, are the direct result of those very things.