Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but the counsel of Jehovah is what will prevail.—Prov. 19:21.
If you are a young person, you may have been encouraged by teachers, guidance counselors, or others to pursue higher education and a lucrative career. Jehovah, however, advises you to take a different course. To be sure, he wants you to work hard while you are at school so that you are able to earn a living after you graduate. (Col. 3:23) But when you are deciding on your priorities in life, he encourages you to be guided by sound principles that take into account his purpose and his will for us during this time of the end. (Matt. 24:14) Jehovah knows what lies ahead for the present world, and he knows how soon its end will come. (Isa. 46:10; Matt. 24:3, 36) He also knows us—what gives us true satisfaction and happiness as well as what leads us to disappointment and unhappiness. So no matter how reasonable human advice may seem, if it does not take God’s Word into account, it is not wisdom at all. w18.12 19 ¶1-2
Song 33 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Jehovah Never Abandoned Joseph”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (10 min.)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Initial Call Video: (4 min.) Discussion. Play the video, and then ask the audience: How did the sister make her message understandable to the householder? (th study 17) How might the publisher have introduced a publication from the Teaching Toolbox?