Tuesday, September 30
He that is humble in spirit will take hold of glory.—Prov. 29:23.
When you hear the word “glory,” what comes to your mind? The radiant splendor of creation? (Ps. 19:1) The praise and glory given to humans having exceptional wealth, wisdom, or accomplishments? In the Scriptures, the original-language words for “glory” convey the sense of heaviness. In ancient times—when money was made of precious metals—the heavier the coin, the greater its value. Words used to express the idea of weightiness came to be understood figuratively to mean that which is treasured, magnificent, or impressive. While we may be impressed with the power, position, or reputation of another person, what does God look for in humans? The Scriptures actually speak of a glory that God confers on humans. For example, Proverbs 22:4 states: “The result of humility and the fear of Jehovah is riches and glory and life.” And the disciple James wrote: “Humble yourselves in the eyes of Jehovah, and he will exalt you.”—Jas. 4:10. w13 2/15 4:1, 2
WEEK STARTING SEPTEMBER 29
Song 69 and Prayer
□ Congregation Bible Study:
□ Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: Numbers 33-36 (10 min.)
No. 1: Numbers 33:24-49 (4 min. or less)
No. 2: Do Not Underestimate the Devil’s Power—rs p. 364 ¶2–p. 365 ¶2 (5 min.)
No. 3: Administration—The “Administration” That God Has Had in Operation Since 33 C.E.—it-1 p. 48 ¶9 (5 min.)
□ Service Meeting:
10 min: Start a Bible Study on the First Saturday. Discussion. Demonstrate how a study may be started on the first Saturday in October, using the sample presentation on page 4. Encourage all to have a share.
10 min: Interview the Coordinator of the Body of Elders. What does caring for your assignment involve? What factors do you consider when assigning Service Meeting parts? Why is the coordinator not to be considered in charge of the body of elders or the congregation?
Song 4 and Prayer