Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
"Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5)
The finest example of one who trusted in God was, of course, Jesus Christ. Shortly after his baptism, Jesus was approached by Satan, who tried to tempt him to accept worldly power and glory. (Luke 4:3-13) Jesus was not misled. He knew that true "riches and glory and life" are "the result of humility and the fear of Jehovah." (Proverbs 22:4) Today's world is ruled by greed and selfishness. In such an environment, we are wise to follow Jesus' example. Keep in mind, too, that Satan will do anything to lure Jehovah's servants off the cramped road leading to life. He wants to see everyone travel on the broad road that leads off to destruction. Do not be deceived by him! Instead, be resolved to remember your Grand Creator. Trust in him completely, and get a firm hold on "the real life," which is both sure and near.—1 Timothy 6:19.
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 3:3, 4)