Find exquisite delight in Jehovah, and he will grant you the desires of your heart.—Ps. 37:4.
What plans does Jehovah recommend for you? He created humans to find happiness by knowing him and by serving him faithfully. (Ps. 128:1; Matt. 5:3) This is in sharp contrast with the animals he created, which are content merely to eat, drink, and produce offspring. God wants you to find happiness by planning for things other than those that satisfy animals. Your Creator is “the God of love,” “the happy God,” who made humans “in his image.” (2 Cor. 13:11; 1 Tim. 1:11; Gen. 1:27) You will be happy when you imitate our loving God. Have you ever experienced the truth of the scripture that says: “There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving”? (Acts 20:35) That is a basic truth about human life. Therefore, Jehovah desires that your plans focus on demonstrating love for others and for God.—Matt. 22:36-39. w17.07 23 ¶3
Song 3 and Prayer
Opening Comments (3 min. or less)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Paul’s ‘Thorn in the Flesh’”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (8 min.)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
“You Can Succeed Despite Your ‘Thorn in the Flesh’!”: (15 min.) Discussion. Play the video “The Eyes of the Blind Will Be Opened.” Inform the audience that literature for the blind or visually impaired is available in 47 languages in braille as well as other formats. Publishers should speak with the literature servant to request such literature. Encourage all to be attentive to the needs of any in the congregation or territory who are visually impaired.
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 67
Review Followed by Preview of Next Week (3 min.)
Song 78 and Prayer