Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
"This is the way. Walk in it." (Isaiah 30:21)
Young ones receive advice from all kinds of people who usually think purely in terms of success in the secular world. Please weigh all such advice prayerfully in the light of God's Word and the spiritual food provided by the faithful and discreet slave class. From your study of the Bible, you know that the young and inexperienced are a prime target of Satan. (Genesis 3:1-6) Your Grand Creator loves you, and he does so in a way that is absolutely pure. He wants you to be happy forever, not just now! Hence, with the tenderness of a caring parent, he says the words of today's text to you and to all who worship him. If you have believing parents who truly love Jehovah, you have an additional blessing. Respectfully listen to their counsel when setting priorities and goals. (Proverbs 1:8, 9) After all, they want you to gain life, something far more valuable than wealth or prestige in this world.—Matthew 16:26.
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 3:13, 14)