Thursday, July 31

When that one arrives, the spirit of the truth, he will guide you into all the truth.—John 16:13.

Jesus was willing to share the information he had about the Father, revealing Him fully to others. (Matt. 11:27) In addition, Jesus gave his disciples “intellectual capacity that [they might] gain the knowledge of the true one,” Jehovah God. (1 John 5:20) What does that mean? Jesus opened up his followers’ minds so that they could understand his teachings about the Father. He did not hide his Father in a cloud of mystery by teaching that He was part of an incomprehensible Trinity. Did Jesus reveal everything that he knew about his Father? No, he wisely held back from sharing many things he knew. (John 16:12) Why? Because at the time, his disciples were “not able to bear” such knowledge. Jesus waited until the disciples became mature and able to comprehend certain facts about the Father. Jesus kindly took into account their limitations. w12 4/15 1:14, 15

July 28  Bible reading:  Numbers 1-3

No. 2: “All Sorts of Men” Will Be Saved (rs p. 357 ¶2)

No. 3: Accusation—How Were Accusations Handled Under Hebrew and Roman Law? (it-1 p. 39 ¶4-8)

JULY 28, 2014–AUGUST 3, 2014

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JULY 28, 2014–AUGUST 3, 2014

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