It is the foolishness of an earthling man that distorts his way, and so his heart becomes enraged against Jehovah himself.
Is it really possible that we could become “enraged against Jehovah”? Surely to do so would be futile. (Isa. 41:11) What would we hope to gain? A poet once said: “Your arm’s too short to box with God.” We may never go so far as to vocalize a complaint against Jehovah. But today’s text says that a man’s foolishness “distorts his way, and so his heart becomes enraged against Jehovah himself.” Yes, a person can become enraged against God in his heart. This attitude could manifest itself in subtle ways. An individual could, as it were, hold a grudge against Jehovah. As a result, that person might withdraw from the congregation or not fully support arrangements for Jehovah’s worship. How can we avoid that trap? It is vital that we know, for our very relationship with Jehovah God is involved! w13 8/15 2:4, 5
Song 42 and Prayer
Congregation Bible Study:
Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 2 Kings 9-11 (8 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School Review (20 min.)
Monthly Theme: “As for me and my household, we will serve Jehovah.”
10 min: Offer the Magazines During September. Discussion. Start by having a demonstration, using the sample presentations provided. Then analyze each presentation.
10 min: Are You Receiving “Food at the Proper Time”? Talk based on the article in the August 15, 2014, Watchtower, pages 3-5. Encourage all to make good use of the spiritual food available to them.
10 min: What Are Your Spiritual Goals for the 2016 Service Year? Discussion based on the Organized book, page 118, paragraph 3. Have a demonstration of a couple discussing their spiritual goals for the new service year.
Song 10 and Prayer