Monday, August 2nd, 2010
"It is necessary for us to pay more than the usual attention to the things heard by us, that we may never drift away" (Hebrews 2:1)
We live in busy and critical times, so it is possible that we might not notice that a fellow believer is drifting away from the congregation. Yet, Jehovah's sheep are precious is his sight. Every one of them has value, as does each member, or part, of the human body. Hence, all of us need to show concern for our brothers and truly care for one another. (1 Corinthians 12:25) Do you have such an attitude? Although the elders take the lead in searching for and helping sheep who have strayed, concern for missing fellow believers is not limited to Christian overseers. Others can cooperate with these shepherds. We can and should offer encouragement and spiritual aid to our brothers and sisters who need help to return to the flock.
(Watchtower issue: 11/15/08, 1:9, 10)