Friday, September 17, 2010

daily text 9/17

Friday, September 17th, 2010
"O Hearer of prayer, even to you people of all flesh will come" (Psalm 65:2)

Three prison inmates came to a knowledge of Bible truth while incarcerated and became unbaptized publishers. Because of a violent incident, a number of privileges were taken away from all the prisoners in the facility. That sparked a protest. The prisoners decided that after breakfast the next morning, as an act of defiance, they would refuse to return their plates. The three unbaptized publishers were now in a dilemma. If they joined in the revolt, they would be violating Jehovah's counsel found at Romans 13:1. If they did not join in, they could expect reprisals from angry inmates. Unable to communicate with one another, the three men prayed for wisdom. The following morning, all three found that they had decided on exactly the same solution—they simply would decline breakfast. When the guards came to collect the plates, the three men had none to return. How glad they were that the "Hearer of prayer" was near!
(Watchtower issue: 10/15/08, 2:14, 15)

That's awesome—but on a side note—what kind of dumb "revolt" was that anyway? lol. Instead of having "leverage" for getting their privileges back, the inmates probably just made it worse on themselves,...since I bet the prison guards refused to serve their next meal until they returned the plates. lol.