Sunday, August 1st, 2010
"It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step" (Jeremiah 10:23)
Human efforts have failed to stem the tide of badness. This world’s political, commercial, and religious institutions have never fulfilled the basic human need for peace, prosperity, and health. Far from solving the huge problems now facing mankind, these institutions have added to them. Surely, thousands of years of human rule have proved the truthfulness of the words of today's text. Yes, “man has dominated man to his injury.” (Ecclesiastes 8:9) Regarding our time, the Bible foretold: “In the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here.” After describing conditions of the last days under human rule, the prophecy states: “Wicked men and impostors will advance from bad to worse.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5, 13.) However, God will soon deliver those who love him. They will be delivered from this world, which is rapidly going from bad to worse.
(Watchtower issue: 5/15/08, 3:8, 9)