Friday, July 30, 2010

daily text 7/30

Friday, July 30th, 2010
"Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you" (James 4:8)

Our most precious possession is our personal relationship with Jehovah. (Psalm 25:14; 63:3) Without that relationship, our present life would have little meaning and our future life prospects would be lost. Thankfully, Jehovah gives us all the help we need to maintain a close relationship with him. We have his Word, his holy spirit, and his worldwide congregation to help us. By regularly and diligently studying his Word, we will strengthen our faith and brighten our hope. (Romans 15:4) By sincerely praying for his spirit, we will receive help to resist the temptation to engage in questionable conduct. (Luke 11:13) By keeping up with the direction the slave class provides through Bible-based publications as well as at meetings, assemblies, and conventions, we will be nourished with spiritual "food at the proper time." (Matthew 24:45) Such provisions protect us spiritually and help us to stay close to God.
(Watchtower issue: 9/15/08, 2:12, 13)