Sunday, May 9th, 2010
"Know how you ought to give an answer." (Colossians 4:6)
When Jewish religious leaders interrogated Jesus about the resurrection, he directed their attention to a scripture that they had not taken into account. (Exodus 3:6; Matthew 22:23, 31-33) When a scribe asked him which was the greatest commandment, Jesus quoted appropriate Bible verses to him. (Leviticus 19:18; Deuteronomy 6:5; Mark 12:28-34) Jesus' use of the Scriptures and his way of speaking caused "a division over him . . . among the crowd," and his opposers could not bring harm to him. (John 7:32-46) When you answer questions about your faith, use the Bible and respond "with a mild temper and deep respect." (1 Peter 3:15) If you do not know the answer to a question, admit that fact and offer to do research. Later, look into the subject, using the Watch Tower Publications Index or Watchtower Library on CD-ROM if it is available in your language. With good preparation, you will "know how you ought to give an answer."
(Watchtower issue: 5/15/08, 4:11)