Tuesday, July 6, 2010

daily text 7/6

(sorry for not posting this yesterday)

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
"My son was dead and came to life again; he was lost and was found." (Luke 15:24)

Reflecting on the illustration of the prodigal son may motivate one who has drifted away to return to the fold. Since this system of things will soon be destroyed, he should 'come home' without delay. Most who drift away from the congregation are not exactly like the prodigal son. With some, drifting takes place gradually, just as a boat that is adrift slowly floats farther from land. Others become so weighed down with anxieties that they lose sight of spiritual things. Still others allow themselves to be stumbled by someone associated with the congregation, or they leave because they do not agree with a certain Scriptural teaching. A few become involved in unscriptural conduct. However, by your skillful use of the Scriptures and by your following the advice given by the faithful slave class, you may be able to assist those who have left the fold to return before it is too late.—Matthew 24:45
(Watchtower issue: 11/15/08, 2:14, 15)