Sunday, August 8th, 2010
"This very thing is a proof of destruction for them, but of salvation for you" (Philemon 1:28)
As we loyally engage in the Kingdom-preaching and disciple-making work, we at times encounter an unfriendly, or even a hostile, response. (Matthew 24:14; 28:19, 20) But we must never allow the fear of rejection to dampen our zeal for the ministry. We have "the privilege of fearlessly rendering sacred service to [Jehovah] with loyalty." (Luke 1:74, 75) Although we do not expect miraculous intervention today, Jehovah is still guarding and backing us as his Witnesses by means of his holy spirit and the angels. (John 14:15-17; Revelation 14:6) The Bible assures us: "He will guard the very way of his loyal ones." (Proverbs 2:8) When faced with trials or apostate ideas or when carrying out a challenging assignment, God's loyal ones can be confident of Jehovah's guidance and support.
(Watchtower issue: 8/15/08, 1:18, 19)