Thursday, July 29th, 2010
"I shall make you have insight and instruct you in the way you should go. I will give advice with my eye upon you." (Psalm 32:8)
Jehovah watches us with the merciful, kind eyes of a caring parent who wants to protect his beloved children from harm. He often alerts us to our imperfections and weaknesses so that we can avoid harming ourselves. (Psalm 103:10-14; Matthew 26:41) God's love is expressed through the instruction and discipline provided both in the Scriptures and in the spiritual food dispensed by "the faithful and discreet slave." (Matthew 24:45; Hebrews 12:5, 6) Jehovah also extends help by way of the Christian congregation and its "gifts in men." (Ephesians 4:8) What is more, Jehovah watches to see how we respond to his fatherly training, and he seeks to help us further. How important it is, then, that we always listen to Jehovah! We need to keep ourselves humble before him, recognizing that he is our loving Teacher and Father.—Matthew 18:4.
(Watchtower issue: 10/15/08, 1:7, 8)