[Jehovah] well knows how we are formed, remembering that we are dust.—Ps. 103:14.
The Bible provides many examples of the considerate way in which Jehovah deals with his servants. For instance, note the thoughtful way that God helped young Samuel to deliver a judgment message to High Priest Eli as recorded at 1 Samuel 3:1-18. Jehovah’s Law commanded children to respect the aged, especially a chieftain. (Ex. 22:28; Lev. 19:32) Can you imagine Samuel going up to Eli in the morning and boldly telling him God’s stinging judgment message? Of course not! Indeed, the account tells us that Samuel “was afraid to tell Eli of the vision.” However, God made clear to Eli that He was calling Samuel. As a result, Eli took charge of the situation and told Samuel to speak and not to hide “a single word.” Samuel obediently “told him everything,” and his words harmonized with an earlier message. (1 Sam. 2:27-36) The account involving Samuel and Eli shows us how considerate and wise Jehovah is. w18.09 23 ¶2; 24 ¶4-5
Song 8 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Jehovah Delivers Joseph”: (10 min.)
Digging for Spiritual Gems: (10 min.)
What spiritual gems from this week’s Bible reading would you like to share regarding Jehovah God, the field ministry, or something else?
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
First Return Visit Video: (5 min.) Discussion. Play the video, and then ask the audience: What shows that the husband and wife prepared together for this return visit? How did the brother make the scripture application clear?
LIVING AS CHRISTIANS
Be Like Joseph—Endure Despite Unjust Treatment: (6 min.) Begin by playing the video Become Jehovah’s Friend—Endure Despite Unjust Treatment. Then invite children to the platform, and ask them: What unjust treatment did Caleb and Sophia experience? What do you think they learned from Joseph’s experience?
Local Needs: (9 min.)
Congregation Bible Study: (30 min.) jy chap. 115
Concluding Comments (3 min. or less)
Song 124 and Prayer