Friday, August 6th, 2010
"The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much" (Luke 16:10)
A single act of obedience may seem insignificant—a minor matter. But by continuing to add to our acts of obedience, we maintain our integrity. Our integrity is especially evident when we endure in the face of hardships, mistreatment, or injustice. Consider the Biblical example of David. As a young man, he endured persecution from a king who was supposed to represent Jehovah's authority. King Saul, however, had lost Jehovah's favor and was bitterly jealous of David, whom God approved. Yet, Saul remained in authority for a time and used Israel's army to hound David. Jehovah allowed this injustice to continue for some years. Was David embittered against God? Did he decide that it was no use enduring? On the contrary. He maintained the greatest respect for Saul's position as God's anointed, refusing to strike back at Saul.—1 Samuel 24:2-7.
(Watchtower issue: 12/15/08, 2:11, 12)