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Daily Scriptures / Re: Daily Scriptures
« Last post by beast on Today at 07:13:09 AM »



   


  Sunday, April 22

It does not belong to man . . . to direct his step.​—Jer. 10:23.
Christian parents display loyalty to Jehovah by training their children according to his Word. Godly parents are not unduly influenced by local cultural views about child-rearing. The spirit of the world is unacceptable in a Christian home. (Eph. 2:2) A baptized Christian father will not think, ‘Well, in our country the women teach the children.’ The Bible is clear on this subject when it says: “Fathers, . . . go on bringing [your children] up in the discipline and admonition [instruction; guidance] of Jehovah.” (Eph. 6:4; ftn.) God-fearing fathers and mothers want their children to be like Samuel, for Jehovah was with him while he was growing up. (1 Sam. 3:19) Would it be wise to make important decisions about our family and our livelihood without first consulting the Bible? Of course not! We need our heavenly Father’s help because we are unable to direct our own steps.


   Sunday, April 22

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It does not belong to man . . . to direct his step.​—Jer. 10:23.

Jeremiah 10:23
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I well know, O Jehovah, that man’s way does not belong to him.
It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.+

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Christian parents display loyalty to Jehovah by training their children according to his Word. Godly parents are not unduly influenced by local  cultural views about child-rearing. The spirit of the world is unacceptable in a Christian home. (Eph. 2:2)

Ephesians 2:2
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in which you at one time walked according to the system of things* of this world,+ according to the ruler of the authority of the air,+ the spirit+ that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.

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A baptized Christian father will not think, ‘Well, in our country the women teach the children.’ The Bible is clear on this subject when it says: “Fathers, . . . go on bringing [your children] up in the discipline and admonition [instruction; guidance] of Jehovah.” (Eph. 6:4; ftn.)

Ephesians 6:4
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And fathers, do not be irritating your children,+ but go on bringing them up in the discipline+ and admonition* of Jehovah.*+

 God-fearing fathers and mothers want their children to be like Samuel, for Jehovah was with him while he was growing up. (1 Sam. 3:19)

1 Samuel 3:19
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Samuel continued growing up, and Jehovah himself was with him+ and did not let any of all his words go unfulfilled.*

 Would it be wise to make important decisions about our family and our livelihood without first consulting the Bible? Of course not! We need our heavenly Father’s help because we are unable to direct our own steps.


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   Look at the world today. See how well, we have lead our own foot steps. It shows we are not capable of running our life unless we have help


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Daily Scriptures / Re: Daily Scriptures
« Last post by beast on April 20, 2018, 06:04:18 AM »



   


   Friday, April 20

You must inculcate [these words] in your sons.​—Deut. 6:7.
After serving in a foreign-language field for over three years, Serge and his wife, Muriel, noticed that their 17-year-old son lacked joy in theocratic activities. “When we realized that this situation had hindered our son from making spiritual advancement,” explains Serge, “we decided to move back to our former congregation.” What factors might influence parents to move back? First, they should determine whether they really have enough time and resources to instill love for Jehovah in their children while at the same time teaching them a foreign tongue. Second, they may notice in their children a lack of interest in spiritual activities or in the foreign-language field in which they are serving. In such circumstances, Christian parents might consider moving back to a congregation that uses the language their children best understand until their children take a firm stand for the truth.​—Deut. 6:5-7.


   Friday, April 20

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You must inculcate [these words] in your sons.​—Deut. 6:7.

Deuteronomy 6:7
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and you must inculcate them in* your sons+ and speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up.+

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After serving in a foreign-language field for over three years, Serge and his wife, Muriel, noticed that their 17-year-old son lacked joy in theocratic activities. “When we realized that this situation had hindered our son from making spiritual advancement,” explains Serge, “we decided to move back to our former congregation.” What factors might influence parents to move back? First, they should determine whether they really have enough time and resources to instill love for Jehovah in their children while at the same time teaching them a foreign tongue. Second, they may notice in their children a lack of interest in spiritual activities or in the foreign-language field in which they are serving. In such circumstances, Christian parents might consider moving back to a congregation that uses the language their children best understand until their children take a firm stand for the truth.​—Deut. 6:5-7.

Deuteronomy 6:5-7
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You must love Jehovah your God with all your heart and all your soul*+ and all your strength.*+ 6 These words that I am commanding you today must be on your heart, 7 and you must inculcate them in* your sons+ and speak of them when you sit in your house and when you walk on the road and when you lie down and when you get up.+


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   You should raise your family by teaching them about Jehovah. If you do that, they will find their own path as they grow and get older


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Daily Scriptures / Re: Daily Scriptures
« Last post by beast on April 19, 2018, 07:09:30 AM »



   

   Thursday, April 19

The fruitage of the spirit is . . . faith.​—Gal. 5:22.
As parents, your example of faith is very important. Your children will observe what you do, and it certainly will affect them for the good. So as parents, keep building your own faith. Let your children see how real Jehovah is to you. When a couple in Bermuda have anxious moments, they pray with their children that Jehovah guide them, and they encourage their children to pray on their own. “We also tell our older daughter, ‘Have complete trust in Jehovah, keep busy in Kingdom service, and do not worry too much.’ When she sees the outcome, she knows that Jehovah is helping us. This has done wonders for her faith in God and in the Bible.” In the end, of course, children have to develop their own faith. As parents, you can plant and water. Only God can make it grow. (1 Cor. 3:6) So pray for his spirit, and work hard to teach your precious children, for by doing so, you give Jehovah much to bless.​—Eph. 6:4.


   Thursday, April 19

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The fruitage of the spirit is . . . faith.​—Gal. 5:22.

Galatians 5:22
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On the other hand, the fruitage of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience,* kindness, goodness,+ faith,

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As parents, your example of faith is very important. Your children will observe what you do, and it certainly will affect them for the good. So as parents, keep building your own faith. Let your children see how real Jehovah is to you. When a couple in Bermuda have anxious moments, they pray with their children that Jehovah guide them, and they encourage their children to pray on their own. “We also tell our older daughter, ‘Have complete trust in Jehovah, keep busy in Kingdom service, and do not worry too much.’ When she sees the outcome, she knows that Jehovah is helping us. This has done wonders for her faith in God and in the Bible.” In the end, of course, children have to develop their own faith. As parents, you can plant and water. Only God can make it grow. (1 Cor. 3:6)

1 Corinthians 3:6
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I planted,+ A·pol'los watered,+ but God kept making it grow,

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So pray for his spirit, and work hard to teach your precious children, for by doing so, you give Jehovah much to bless.​—Eph. 6:4.

Ephesians 6:4
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And fathers, do not be irritating your children,+ but go on bringing them up in the discipline+ and admonition* of Jehovah.*+


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   Your children learn from you. Raise them in a strong faith family, and they will develop their own faith as time goes by


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Daily Scriptures / Re: Daily Scriptures
« Last post by beast on April 18, 2018, 07:33:49 AM »



   


   Wednesday, April 18

Keep conquering the evil with the good.​—Rom. 12:21.
Even if we had a difficult childhood or if our present circumstances seem hopeless, we need to keep contending and persevering. We can trust that if we do so, Jehovah will bless us. (Gen. 39:21-23) Think of a situation that you are facing and that may be a trial for you. Perhaps it is some type of injustice, prejudice, or ridicule. Or the trial you face may be that someone falsely accuses you, perhaps out of jealousy. Rather than drop your hands in defeat, remember what enabled Jacob, Rachel, and Joseph to continue serving Jehovah with joy. God strengthened and blessed them because they kept on showing deep appreciation for spiritual things. They kept on contending and acting in harmony with their earnest prayers. We are living close to the end of the present wicked system of things; thus, we have strong reason to hold on to the firm hope set before us! Are you willing to exert yourself to gain Jehovah’s favor?


   Wednesday, April 18

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Keep conquering the evil with the good.​—Rom. 12:21.

Romans 12:21
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Do not let yourself be conquered by the evil, but keep conquering the evil with the good.+

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Even if we had a difficult childhood or if our present circumstances seem hopeless, we need to keep contending and persevering. We can trust that if we do so, Jehovah will bless us. (Gen. 39:21-23)

Genesis 39:21-23
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But Jehovah continued with Joseph and kept showing loyal love to him and granting him favor in the eyes of the chief officer of the prison.+ 22 So the chief officer of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners in the prison, and everything that they were doing there, he was the one having it done.+ 23 The chief officer of the prison was looking after absolutely nothing that was in Joseph’s care, for Jehovah was with Joseph and Jehovah made whatever he did successful.+

 Think of a situation that you are facing and that may be a trial for you. Perhaps it is some type of injustice, prejudice, or ridicule. Or the trial you face may be that someone falsely accuses you, perhaps out of jealousy. Rather than drop your hands in defeat, remember what enabled Jacob, Rachel, and Joseph to continue serving Jehovah with joy. God strengthened and blessed them because they kept on showing deep appreciation for spiritual things. They kept on contending and acting in harmony with their earnest prayers. We are living close to the end of the present wicked system of things; thus, we have strong reason to hold on to the firm hope set before us! Are you willing to exert yourself to gain Jehovah’s favor?


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   No matter what Satan throws at you. Keep on happily serving God and he will bless you in many ways


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Daily Scriptures / Re: Daily Scriptures
« Last post by beast on April 16, 2018, 07:20:57 AM »



   


   


   Monday, April 16

Love one another intensely from the heart.​—1 Pet. 1:22.
Bible accounts highlight the privilege we have of showing “brotherly affection” and serving one another. (Luke 22:24-27) The Son of God gave everything, including his life, in ministering to others. (Matt. 20:28) Dorcas “abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy.” (Acts 9:36, 39) Mary, a sister in Rome, “worked hard” in behalf of those in the congregation. (Rom. 16:6) How can we help new ones grasp the importance of helping their brothers and sisters? Mature Witnesses can invite new ones to come along when visiting the sick and the elderly. If appropriate, parents can take their children on such visits. Elders can work with others in making sure that our dear older ones have good food and that their homes are maintained. In these ways, younger ones and those newly associated learn to perform acts of kindness for others and to appreciate that all in the congregation should feel loved.​—Rom. 12:10.


   Monday, April 16

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Love one another intensely from the heart.​—1 Pet. 1:22.

1 Peter 1:22
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Now that you have purified yourselves* by your obedience to the truth with unhypocritical brotherly affection+ as the result, love one another intensely from the heart.+

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Bible accounts highlight the privilege we have of showing “brotherly affection” and serving one another. (Luke 22:24-27)

Luke 22:24-27
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However, there also arose a heated dispute among them over which one of them was considered to be the greatest.+ 25 But he said to them: “The kings of the nations lord it over them, and those having authority over them are called Benefactors.+ 26 You, though, are not to be that way.+ But let the one who is the greatest among you become as the youngest,+ and the one taking the lead as the one ministering.+ 27 For which one is greater, the one dining* or the one serving? Is it not the one dining?* But I am among you as the one serving.+

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The Son of God gave everything, including his life, in ministering to others. (Matt. 20:28)

Matthew 20:28
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Just as the Son of man came, not to be ministered to, but to minister+ and to give his life as a ransom in exchange for many.”+

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Dorcas “abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy.” (Acts 9:36, 39)

Acts 9:36
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Now there was in Jopʹpa a disciple named Tabʹi·tha, which means, when translated, “Dorʹcas.”* She abounded in good deeds and gifts of mercy that she was making.

Acts 9:39
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At that Peter got up and went with them. And when he arrived, they led him up into the upper room; and all the widows presented themselves to him, weeping and showing many garments and robes* that Dorʹcas had made while she was with them.

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Mary, a sister in Rome, “worked hard” in behalf of those in the congregation. (Rom. 16:6)

Romans 16:6
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Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you.

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How can we help new ones grasp the importance of helping their brothers and sisters? Mature Witnesses can invite new ones to come along when visiting the sick and the elderly. If appropriate, parents can take their children on such visits. Elders can work with others in making sure that our dear older ones have good food and that their homes are maintained. In these ways, younger ones and those newly associated learn to perform acts of kindness for others and to appreciate that all in the congregation should feel loved.​—Rom. 12:10.


Romans 12:10
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In brotherly love have tender affection for one another. In showing honor to one another, take the lead.*+


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   He gave us the command to love one another. Don't just play at it. Do it from the heart. Then he also will be by your side


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Daily Scriptures / Re: Daily Scriptures
« Last post by beast on April 15, 2018, 07:20:26 AM »



   


   Sunday, April 15

Wife, how do you know whether you will save your husband? Or, husband, how do you know whether you will save your wife?​—1 Cor. 7:16.
In some cases, a Christian is married to one who is not yet a servant of Jehovah. Under those circumstances, the Bible gives good reasons why they should remain together. (1 Cor. 7:12-14) Whether the unbelieving mate realizes it or not, he or she is “sanctified” because of being married to a believer. Any children born to them are considered “holy” and thus have a standing with God. Nearly every congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses has married couples in which the Christian has been instrumental in ‘saving’ his or her mate. The apostle Peter counsels Christian wives to be in subjection to their husbands, “so that if any are not obedient to the word, they may be won without a word through the conduct of their wives, because of having been eyewitnesses of your chaste conduct together with deep respect.”​—1 Pet. 3:1-4.


   Sunday, April 15

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Wife, how do you know whether you will save your husband? Or, husband, how do you know whether you will save your wife?​—1 Cor. 7:16.

1 Corinthians 7:16
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For wife, how do you know whether you will save your husband?+ Or, husband, how do you know whether you will save your wife?

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In some cases, a Christian is married to one who is not yet a servant of Jehovah. Under those circumstances, the Bible gives good reasons why they should remain together. (1 Cor. 7:12-14)

1 Corinthians 7:12-14
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But to the others I say, yes, I, not the Lord:+ If any brother has an unbelieving wife and she is agreeable to staying with him, let him not leave her; 13 and if a woman has an unbelieving husband and he is agreeable to staying with her, let her not leave her husband. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified in relation to his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified in relation to the brother; otherwise, your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.

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Whether the unbelieving mate realizes it or not, he or she is “sanctified” because of being married to a believer. Any children born to them are considered “holy” and thus have a standing with God. Nearly every congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses has married couples in which the Christian has been instrumental in ‘saving’ his or her mate. The apostle Peter counsels Christian wives to be in subjection to their husbands, “so that if any are not obedient to the word, they may be won without a word through the conduct of their wives, because of having been eyewitnesses of your chaste conduct together with deep respect.”​—1 Pet. 3:1-4

1 Peter 3:1-4
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In the same way, you wives, be in subjection to your husbands,+ so that if any are not obedient to the word, they may be won without a word through the conduct of their wives,+ 2 because of having been eyewitnesses of your chaste conduct+ together with deep respect. 3 Do not let your adornment be external—the braiding of hair and the wearing of gold ornaments+ or fine clothing— 4 but let it be the secret person of the heart in the incorruptible adornment of the quiet and mild spirit,+ which is of great value in the eyes of God.


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   If your mate is a not Cristian. Stay together; Them watching you and the way you live your Godly life, might thru respect for each other, bring the other too believe also


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Daily Scriptures / Re: Daily Scriptures
« Last post by beast on April 13, 2018, 06:29:48 AM »



   

   Friday, April 13

To the extent that each one has received a gift, use it in ministering to one another as fine stewards of God’s undeserved kindness.​—1 Pet. 4:10.
Whatever the nature of the trials we may face in life, Jehovah can enable us to cope with them. (1 Pet. 1:6) There will always be an expression of God’s kindness that will match each trial. The various expressions of Jehovah’s kindness result in our receiving many blessings. One of them is being forgiven of our sins. Because of Jehovah’s undeserved kindness, we have our sins forgiven, provided we repent and continue to put up a hard fight against our sinful inclinations. (1 John 1:8, 9) God’s mercy should fill us with gratitude and move us to glorify him. Paul stated: “[Jehovah] rescued us from the authority of the darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, by means of whom we have our release by ransom, the forgiveness of our sins.” (Col. 1:13, 14) Being forgiven of our sins opens the door to many other wonderful blessings


   Friday, April 13

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To the extent that each one has received a gift, use it in ministering to one another as fine stewards of God’s undeserved kindness.​—1 Pet. 4:10.

1 Peter 4:10
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To the extent that each one has received a gift, use it in ministering to one another as fine stewards of God’s undeserved kindness that is expressed in various ways.+

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Whatever the nature of the trials we may face in life, Jehovah can enable us to cope with them. (1 Pet. 1:6)

1 Peter 1:6
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Because of this you are greatly rejoicing, though for a short time, if it must be, you have been distressed by various trials,+

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There will always be an expression of God’s kindness that will match each trial. The various expressions of Jehovah’s kindness result in our receiving many blessings. One of them is being forgiven of our sins. Because of Jehovah’s undeserved kindness, we have our sins forgiven, provided we repent and continue to put up a hard fight against our sinful inclinations. (1 John 1:8, 9)

1 John 1:8, 9
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If we make the statement, “We have no sin,” we are misleading ourselves+ and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous so as to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.+

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God’s mercy should fill us with gratitude and move us to glorify him. Paul stated: “[Jehovah] rescued us from the authority of the darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, by means of whom we have our release by ransom, the forgiveness of our sins.” (Col. 1:13, 14)

Colossians 1:13, 14
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He rescued us from the authority of the darkness+ and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 by means of whom we have our release by ransom, the forgiveness of our sins.+

 Being forgiven of our sins opens the door to many other wonderful blessings


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   Each of us has a gift. We should use it in a Godly way. When things don't go right in life. Think of all the blessing you have received from getting thru it. He told us in his word that he would not, put more on our shoulders then we could bare.


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Daily Scriptures / Re: Daily Scriptures
« Last post by beast on April 12, 2018, 06:55:01 AM »



   

   Thursday, April 12

Take a lesson from the lilies of the field.​—Matt. 6:28.
Jesus turns our attention to Jehovah’s handiwork. We can learn a lot from the appearance of “the lilies of the field.” Jesus may have had in mind such lilylike flowers as gladiolus, hyacinths, irises, and tulips​—all beautiful in their own way. These creations do not have to spin thread and sew or weave garments for themselves. Yet, their blooms are gorgeous to behold! Why, “not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these”! Do not miss the point of what Jesus is saying: “If this is how God clothes the vegetation of the field . . . , will he not much rather clothe you, you with little faith?” (Matt. 6:29, 30) Most assuredly he will! Jesus’ disciples, though, were somewhat lacking in faith. (Matt. 8:26; 14:31; 16:8; 17:20) They needed stronger faith and trust in Jehovah. What about us? How strong is our faith in Jehovah’s desire and ability to provide for us?


   Thursday, April 12

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Take a lesson from the lilies of the field.​—Matt. 6:28.

Matthew 6:28
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Also, why are you anxious about clothing? Take a lesson from the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not toil, nor do they spin;

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Jesus turns our attention to Jehovah’s handiwork. We can learn a lot from the appearance of “the lilies of the field.” Jesus may have had in mind such lilylike flowers as gladiolus, hyacinths, irises, and tulips​—all beautiful in their own way. These creations do not have to spin thread and sew or weave garments for themselves. Yet, their blooms are gorgeous to behold! Why, “not even Solomon in all his glory was arrayed as one of these”! Do not miss the point of what Jesus is saying: “If this is how God clothes the vegetation of the field . . . , will he not much rather clothe you, you with little faith?” (Matt. 6:29, 30)

Matthew 6:29, 30
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but I tell you that not even Sol'o·mon+ in all his glory was arrayed as one of these. 30 Now if this is how God clothes the vegetation of the field that is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much rather clothe you, you with little faith?

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Most assuredly he will! Jesus’ disciples, though, were somewhat lacking in faith. (Matt. 8:26; 14:31; 16:8; 17:20)

Matthew 8:26
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But he said to them: “Why are you so afraid,* you with little faith?”+ Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea, and a great calm set in.+

Matthew 14:31
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Immediately stretching out his hand, Jesus caught hold of him and said to him: “You with little faith, why did you give way to doubt?”+

Matthew 16:8
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Knowing this, Jesus said: “Why are you discussing among yourselves that you have no loaves, you with little faith?

Matthew 17:20
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He said to them: “Because of your little faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard grain, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”+

 They needed stronger faith and trust in Jehovah. What about us? How strong is our faith in Jehovah’s desire and ability to provide for us?


    0029


   As we study our bible, make the meetings, prayer and meeting with our brothers and sisters. We strengthen our faith in Jehovah God and we should never stop


    0029
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Daily Scriptures / Re: Daily Scriptures
« Last post by beast on April 11, 2018, 05:37:57 AM »



   


   


   Wednesday, April 11

By this all will know that you are my disciples​—if you have love among yourselves.​—John 13:35.
This proved especially important in recent history when the nations engaged in deadly wars on a shocking scale. For instance, some 55 million people were killed in World War II alone. However, Jehovah’s Witnesses did not participate in that global slaughter. (Mic. 4:1, 3) This has helped them to remain “clean from the blood of all men.” (Acts 20:26) The progress of God’s people is taking place in a very hostile world, which the Bible says is controlled by Satan, “the god of this system of things.” (2 Cor. 4:4) He manipulates the political elements of this world, as he does the world’s mass media. But he cannot stop the preaching of the good news. However, knowing that he has only a short time left, Satan tries to turn people away from true worship, and he uses various means to do so.​—Rev. 12:12.


   Wednesday, April 11

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By this all will know that you are my disciples​—if you have love among yourselves.​—John 13:35.

John 13:35
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By this all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love among yourselves.”+

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This proved especially important in recent history when the nations engaged in deadly wars on a shocking scale. For instance, some 55 million people were killed in World War II alone. However, Jehovah’s Witnesses did not participate in that global slaughter. (Mic. 4:1, 3)

Micah 4:1
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In the final part of the days,*
The mountain of the house of Jehovah+
Will become firmly established above the top of the mountains,
And it will be raised up above the hills,
And to it peoples will stream.+

Micah 4:3
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He will render judgment among many peoples+
And set matters straight* respecting mighty nations far away.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
And their spears into pruning shears.+
Nation will not lift up sword against nation,
Nor will they learn war anymore.+

 
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This has helped them to remain “clean from the blood of all men.” (Acts 20:26)

Acts 20:26
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So I call you to witness this very day that I am clean from the blood of all men,+

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The progress of God’s people is taking place in a very hostile world, which the Bible says is controlled by Satan, “the god of this system of things.” (2 Cor. 4:4)

2 Corinthians 4:4
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among whom the god of this system of things*+ has blinded the minds of the unbelievers,+ so that the illumination* of the glorious good news about the Christ, who is the image of God,+ might not shine through.+

 
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He manipulates the political elements of this world, as he does the world’s mass media. But he cannot stop the preaching of the good news. However, knowing that he has only a short time left, Satan tries to turn people away from true worship, and he uses various means to do so.​—Rev. 12:12.

Revelation 12:12
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On this account be glad, you heavens and you who reside in them! Woe for the earth and for the sea,+ because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time.”+


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   We were told to love one another as I have loved you. You can not do that, and go to war and kill your brother. Satan is the one that is doing his best too get as many as he can


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Daily Scriptures / Re: Daily Scriptures
« Last post by beast on April 10, 2018, 04:06:41 AM »



   

   


   Tuesday, April 10

Look! As the clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand.​—Jer. 18:6.
God’s provisions to help us remain like soft clay include his Word, the Christian congregation, and the field ministry. As water softens clay, daily Bible reading and meditation can help us be malleable in Jehovah’s hands. Jehovah required that the kings of Israel write for themselves a copy of God’s Law and read it daily. (Deut. 17:18, 19) The apostles realized that reading the Scriptures and meditating on them was essential for their ministry. They quoted from and referred to the Hebrew Scriptures hundreds of times in their writings and encouraged the people to whom they preached to do the same. (Acts 17:11) Today, we too see the importance of reading God’s Word daily and prayerfully meditating on it. (1 Tim. 4:15) Doing so helps us to remain humble before Jehovah and be malleable in his hands


   Tuesday, April 10

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Look! As the clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand.​—Jer. 18:6.

Jeremiah 18:6
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“‘Can I not do to you just as this potter did, O house of Israel?’ declares Jehovah. ‘Look! As the clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.+

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God’s provisions to help us remain like soft clay include his Word, the Christian congregation, and the field ministry. As water softens clay, daily Bible reading and meditation can help us be malleable in Jehovah’s hands. Jehovah required that the kings of Israel write for themselves a copy of God’s Law and read it daily. (Deut. 17:18, 19)

Deuteronomy 17:18, 19
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When he takes his seat on the throne of his kingdom, he must write for himself in a book* a copy of this Law, taken from the one kept by the Levitical priests.+
19 “It is to remain with him, and he must read from it all the days of his life,+ so that he may learn to fear Jehovah his God and observe all the words of this Law and these regulations by carrying them out.+

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The apostles realized that reading the Scriptures and meditating on them was essential for their ministry. They quoted from and referred to the Hebrew Scriptures hundreds of times in their writings and encouraged the people to whom they preached to do the same. (Acts 17:11)

Acts 17:11
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Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thes·sa·lo·niʹca, for they accepted the word with the greatest eagerness of mind, carefully examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.

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Today, we too see the importance of reading God’s Word daily and prayerfully meditating on it. (1 Tim. 4:15)

1 Timothy 4:15
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Ponder over* these things; be absorbed in them, so that your advancement may be plainly seen by all people.

 Doing so helps us to remain humble before Jehovah and be malleable in his hands


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   Our God Jehovah is telling us to read our bible daily and it will strengthen us


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