Wednesday, June 9, 2010

daily text 6/9

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
"Practice giving, and people will give to you." (Luke 6:38)

What really makes life worthwhile? We feel true satisfaction if we use our brief time in this system of things to do good and to please Jehovah. We can build up a close relationship with God, we can pass on spiritual values to our children, we can help others to know Jehovah, and we can forge lasting friendships with our brothers and sisters. (Galatians 6:10) All these endeavors have permanent value and bring blessings to those who achieve them. To describe the value of doing good, Solomon said: "Send out your bread upon the surface of the waters, for in the course of many days you will find it again." (Ecclesiastes 11:1) Furthermore, Jehovah himself promises to reward those who do good toward others. (Proverbs 19:17; Hebrews 6:10) The Bible urges us to make wise decisions while we are still young regarding how we will use our life. In that way, we will be able to avoid frustration in later years.—Ecclesiastes 12:1
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 5:15, 16)