Sunday, August 29, 2010

daily text 8/29

Sunday, August 29th, 2010
"We, for our part, shall walk in the name of Jehovah our God" (Micah 4:5)

One important way to honor Jehovah is by showing proper respect for his name. After all, we are "a people for his name." (Acts 15:14) It is truly an honor to bear the name of the almighty God, Jehovah. We "walk in the name of Jehovah" by striving to live each day in a way that reflects well on the name we bear. As Paul reminded the Christians in Rome, if we do not live in harmony with the good news we preach, the name of God is "blasphemed," brought into disrepute. (Romans 2:21-24) We also honor Jehovah by our witnessing work. We are grateful for the privilege of bearing witness to Jehovah and making his name known. We do so because we love him and long for his name to be sanctified. How could we refrain from preaching when we know the truth about our heavenly Father and his purposes?—1 Corinthians 9:16.
(Watchtower issue: 10/15/08, 4:3, 4)