Wednesday, August 18, 2010

daily text 8/18

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010
"Keep comforting one another and building one another up" (1 Thessalonians 5:11)

Do not forget, Satan maintains that our loyalty to Jehovah is based on selfishness. He will use any means possible, including disrupting a marriage, to break our integrity to God. To ward off Satan's attacks, we need to put our full trust in Jehovah. (Proverbs 3:5, 6) The blessings that result from having God in a marriage are many. This has certainly proved true of Joel and his wife of 51 years. He says: "I thank Jehovah constantly for my wife and our happy companionship. She has been an ideal partner." What is their secret? "We have always endeavored to show kindness, patience, and love to each other." None of us will do that perfectly in this system of things. Yet, let us work hard to apply Bible principles and keep Jehovah in our marriage. If we do, then our marriage will be like "a threefold cord [that] cannot quickly be torn in two."—Ecclesiastes 4:12.
(Watchtower issue: 9/15/08, 3:19, 20)