Monday, July 12, 2010

daily text 7/12

sorry the text is so late today, also I backdated a lifestory experience that tied in with the theme of yesterday's text.

Monday, July 12th, 2010
"A name is better than good oil, and the day of death than the day of one's being born" (Ecclesiastes 7:1)

Nothing illustrates this better than the life of Jesus. He surely made an outstanding name with Jehovah. When Jesus died faithful, he vindicated his Father's sovereignty and provided the ransom sacrifice, which opened the way for our salvation. (Matthew 20:28) During his brief time on earth, Jesus provided the perfect example—one that we strive to imitate—of a truly worthwhile life. (1 Corinthians 11:1; 1 Peter 2:21) We too can establish a good name with God. Having a good reputation in Jehovah's eyes is for us far more valuable that having riches. (Matthew 6:19-21) Everyday, we can find ways to do things that are good in Jehovah's eyes and that will enrich our lives. For example, we can share the good news with others, strengthen our marriage and our family, and deepen our spirituality by personal study and meeting attendance.—Ecclesiastes 11:6; Hebrews 13:16.
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 5:18, 19)