The defect is their own.
Today, we see mankind’s home marred by pollution, violence, and immorality. As Bible students, we know that Jehovah cannot possibly be the cause of all these problems. He created this planet to be a delightful paradise. (Gen. 2:8, 15) Jehovah is a God of love. (1 John 4:8) Our study of the Scriptures has helped us to identify the real cause of many of the world’s difficulties. It is none other than Satan the Devil, “the ruler of the world.” (John 14:30; 2 Cor. 4:4) However, we cannot blame Satan for all our woes. Why not? Because some of our problems are the result of our own mistakes. (Deut. 32:4-6) Even though we might admit that fact, our imperfect nature can distort our thinking and cause us to go down a path that eventually leads to disaster. (Prov. 14:12) In what way? Instead of blaming ourselves or Satan for a problem, we could start to blame Jehovah. We might even become “enraged against Jehovah himself.”
Song 18 and Prayer
Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 28 ¶1-9 (30 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 1 Kings 15-17 (8 min.)
No. 1: 1 Kings 15:16-24 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: How Can the Bible Help Wives?
No. 3: David
Monthly Theme: ‘Go and make disciples.’
—Matt. 28:19, 20.
10 min: Are You Improving Your Skills in the Ministry? Discussion. Review the first paragraph in the February 2014 issue of Our Kingdom Ministry, which outlines the purpose of the “Improving Our Skills in the Ministry” series. Briefly review some of the past articles. Invite the audience to relate specific benefits they have received from this series. Encourage publishers to give special attention to the skill highlighted each month by applying the suggestions under the subheading “Try This During the Month.”
10 min: Use “An Introduction to God’s Word”
10 min: “Our Teaching Toolbox.” Questions and answers.
Song 125 and Prayer