#publictalk “On Whose Promises do you Rely?” um—a little dated here, methinks. A reference to promises to spring loved ones from purgatory in return for payments. Is that still a thing?
Eccles 5:4 “Whenever you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it, for he finds no pleasure in the stupid ones.” Well, you don’t HAVE to vow, is the point, so if you do…… “Do not allow your mouth to cause you to sin, and do not say before the angel that it was a mistake.”
“O Jehovah, who may be a guest in your tent? …The one who is …speaking the truth in his heart. He does not slander …does nothing bad to his neighbor…does not defame his friends…rejects anyone who is contemptible…honors those fearing Jehovah…1/2
does not go back on his promise, even when it is bad for him.” (Ps 15) The speaker illustrates ‘bad for him’ with the bro who has agreed to help another move, then is floored by how much STUFF the fellow has. #publictalk …2/2
“Jehovah has never let me down. People have let me down, but Jehovah has never let me down,” my father-in-law used to say.
“Do not put your trust in princes…” Psalm 146:3 The reason? “His spirit goes out, he returns to the ground. On that very day his thoughts perish.” So you look to somewhere that doesn’t happen.
#watchtowerstudy article: “Listen to the Words of the Wise”
Theme scripture: “Incline your ear and listen to the words of the wise.”—PROV. 22:17
Para 2: “in my profession (a branch of medicine) we have a saying, you can’t learn something that you already know,” one sis says. “And these people are dangerous,” she adds. #watchtowerstudy
Para 4: always liked this one at Eccl 7:9 “Do not be quick to take offense, for the taking of offense lodges in the bosom of fools.”
Para 5: It might be reading something into the picture that is not intended, but the bro is looking in direction of direct counsel. People bristle at counsel today. It is just the world we live in. He does not.
Para 6: A great disrespect for age in the overall world that is not undeserved. The old have originated ideas that have not worked out. The young are always on the lookout for the latest idea.
Para 12: On people bristling at counsel, one bro likened how you tell someone that a tire on his car is almost flat. “Oh yeah!? he shoots back, “well, your car has a dent in the fender.”
Para 14: It’s like when you ask God for advice and he says ‘yeah, I’ve got people to handle that.’ Complain that some of those people are a bit rough and he says, ‘well, you’re no cream puff yourself. Do you have any idea how you try me? You’ll just have to work it out.”
No #midweekmeeting this week due to the Memorial. (April 15) …referred to here: