Saturday, July 10, 2010

daily text 7/10

Saturday, July 10th, 2010
"A large door that leads to activity has been opened to me." (1 Corinthians 16:9)

In 1919 the glorified Jesus Christ placed "an opened door" before the anointed remnant. (Revelation 3:8) "A large door that leads to activity" is still wide open to all of Jehovah's servants. Those passing through it find joy and satisfaction as they have a greater share in the preaching of the good news. You young servants of Jehovah, how highly do you value the incomparable privilege of helping others to "have faith in the good news"? (Mark 1:14, 15) Have you considered serving as a regular pioneer or as an auxilary pioneer? Kingdom Hall construction, Bethel service, and the missionary field are other opportunities that may open up to many of you. Since time is running out for Satan's wicked world, entering these avenues of Kingdom service becomes more urgent every day. Will you go through the "large door" while there is still time?
(Watchtower issue: 5/15/08, 4:15-17)

Our circuit overseer used a good illustration to demonstrate the importance of *entering* the "large door that leads to activity"... He said, if you were walking towards the entrance of a building and saw that the person walking ahead had waited and was holding the door open for you, wouldn't you try to quicken your pace? (since you know that person isn't going to just stand there all day holding the door open).
It's the same with the preaching work we're assigned to do...It isn't going to continue forever, and Jesus isn't going to hold the door open forever.