The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.—1 John 5:19.
Satan wants us to become like him—a rebel who ignores Jehovah’s standards and is motivated by selfishness. He surrounds us with people who are already corrupted by him and hopes that they will “spoil” or “corrupt” the way we think and act. (1 Cor. 15:33; ftn.) Satan also tries to infect our heart by getting us to trust human wisdom rather than Jehovah’s thinking. (Col. 2:8) Consider just one idea promoted by Satan—that getting rich should be a primary goal in life. Those who think this way might become wealthy, or they might not. Either way, they are in danger. Why? Because they may become so focused on making money that they will sacrifice their health, their family relationships, and even their friendship with God just to reach their goal. (1 Tim. 6:10) We can be grateful that our wise heavenly Father helps us to have a balanced view of money.—Eccl. 7:12; Luke 12:15. w19.01 15 ¶6; 17 ¶9
Song 150 and Prayer
Opening Comments (1 min.)
TREASURES FROM GOD’S WORD
“Now You Will See What I Will Do to Pharaoh”: (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?