Tuesday, August 3, 2010

daily text 8/3

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
"I shall be disposed always to remind you of these things" (2 Peter 1:12)

Why do we need reminders? Because they deepen our understanding, expand our viewpoint, and strengthen our determination to stay on course spiritually. (Psalm 119:129) Constantly reviewing God's standards and principles helps us scrutinize ourselves and counteracts the tendency to be "a forgetful hearer." (James 1:22-25) If we do not keep reminding ourselves of the truth, other things will influence our hearts and we may no longer speak the "pure language" with fluency. (Zephaniah 3:9) When studying the pure language, we may at times need to read "in an undertone" to help our concentration. (Psalm 1:1, 2) Doing this impresses indelibly on our minds the material we are reading. Do we allow enough time to meditate on what we study? After reading the Bible, we must think deeply about what we have read.
(Watchtower issue: 8/15/08, 5:13, 14)