Monday, September 13, 2010

daily text 9/13

Never trust a narcoleptic. (lol)
...Sorry I fell asleep last night before I could finish the post I was working on (which I'll backdate today as soon as I'm done with it). But I'm partially blaming my mom this time, since I was waiting for her to forward me a few emails that have the photographs I needed...which she just did this morning. Because you gotta have photographs! =)

Monday, September 13th, 2010
"Instruct me, O Jehovah, about your way. I shall walk in your truth. Unify my heart to fear your name" (Psalm 86:11)

Why do some Christians who remain faithful for years despite imprisonment or persecution latter succumb to materialism? The answer has to do with our figurative heart—what we really are inside. The 86th Psalm connects loyalty to a unified heart; that is, a complete heart, one that is not divided. "O do guard my soul, for I am loyal," prayed the psalmist David. "Save your servant—you are my God—that is trusting in you." (Psalm 86:2) Unless we trust in Jehovah with all our heart, other concerns and affections will undermine our loyalty to the true God. Selfish desires are like land mines hidden under the road we walk on. Even though we may have remained faithful to Jehovah under trying circumstances, we can fall victim to satanic traps or snares. How vital it is that we cultivate heartfelt loyalty to Jehovah now, before tests or temptations come upon us!
(Watchtower issue: 8/15/08, 2:1, 2)