Monday, July 26th, 2010
"I am Jehovah; I have not changed." (Malachi 3:6)
If you do not feel the same love for God and the truth that you once felt, this is not because anything has changed on his part. Jehovah never changes. (James 1:17) He was interested in you back then, and and he is as interested in you today as he ever was. So what, if anything, might have changed in your relationship with Jehovah? Could it be that you feel that you are under more pressure, more preoccupied with anxieties? Perhaps in the past you prayed more earnestly, studied more diligently, meditated more often. Were you more zealous in the ministry and regular at congregation meetings than you are now? (2 Corinthians 13:5) You may not recognize any such tendencies in yourself, but if you do, what led to them? Could legitimate concerns, such as providing adequately for your family, caring for your health, or the like, have blunted your sense of urgency as to the nearness of Jehovah's day?
(Watchtower issue: 6/15/08, 4:11, 12)