Wednesday, June 16, 2010

daily text 6/16

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
"The works of the flesh are manifest, and they are fornication, uncleanness, loose conduct, idolatry, practice of spiritism." (Galatians 5:19, 20)

Satan will resort to any means to distract us from true worship. Just as he uses sexual immorality and materialism to cause some to stumble, he tries to breach the integrity of others by means of questionable treatments that amount to the use of occult powers and spiritism. We pray to Jehovah for deliverance from "the wicked one" and from "every sort of lawlessness." So we should not play into Satan's hands by exposing ourselves to anything that borders on spiritism and the occult. (Matthew 6:13; Titus 2:14) Jehovah forbade the Israelites to practice divination and magic. (Deuteronomy 18:10-12) Paul lists the "practice of spiritism" among "the works of the flesh." Furthermore, "those practicing spiritism" will have no part in Jehovah's new system of things. (Revelation 21:8) Clearly, then, anything that smacks of spiritism is detestable to Jehovah.
(Watchtower issue: 11/15/08, 3:13, 14)