They lacked nothing. Their very garments did not wear out, and their feet themselves did not become swollen.
Today, Jehovah provides us with everything we need to serve him faithfully. May we never be like the thousands of Israelites who died in the wilderness because of their disobedience and lack of faith. In fact, those things “were written for a warning to us upon whom the ends of the systems of things have arrived.” (1 Cor. 10:1-11) Sadly, after inheriting the Promised Land, the Israelites adopted the sensuous, murderous worship of Canaanite gods. So Jehovah allowed neighboring nations to oppress his chosen nation. When they repented, Jehovah mercifully forgave them and saved them from their enemies. “Time and again” this happened. (Neh. 9:26-28, 31) “You . . . kept bearing witness against them by your spirit by means of your prophets, and they did not give ear. Finally you gave them into the hand of the peoples of the lands.”
Song 21 and Prayer
Congregation Bible Study:
cl chap. 29 ¶11-15 (30 min.)
Theocratic Ministry School:
Bible reading: 2 Kings 5-8 (8 min.)
No. 1: 2 Kings 6:20-31 (3 min. or less)
No. 2: What Is Contained in the Various Books of the Hebrew Scriptures?
No. 3: Doeg
Monthly Theme: “As for me and my household, we will serve Jehovah.”
15 min: Local needs.
15 min: How Can You Improve the Quality of Your Family Worship? Discussion based on the January 2011 Our Kingdom Ministry, page 6. Draw attention to the various Family Worship projects that appear on jw.org. (Look under BIBLE TEACHINGS > CHILDREN.) Emphasize that family worship should be tailored to the needs of one’s family and should build faith in Jehovah and his promises.
Song 130 and Prayer