Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need.—Matt. 5:3.
Unlike the animals, you have a spiritual need, which only your Creator can satisfy. (Matt. 4:4) When you listen appreciatively to him, you gain insight, wisdom, and happiness. God satisfies your spiritual need by means of his Word and the abundance of spiritual food that he provides through “the faithful and discreet slave.” (Matt. 24:45) And how varied and rich that food is! (Isa. 65:13, 14) The spiritual food that God provides will give you wisdom and thinking ability, which can protect you in many ways. (Prov. 2:10-14) For example, these qualities open your eyes to false teachings, such as the view that there is no Creator. They protect you against the lie that money and possessions are the key to happiness. And they help you to recognize and resist wrong desires and self-destructive behavior. So continue to search for godly wisdom and thinking ability, viewing them as treasures! w18.12 3:6-7
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.)
Ex 6:3—In what sense did Jehovah not make his name known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? (it-1 78 ¶3-4)
Ex 7:22—Where did the Egyptian Priests get water that had not been turned into blood?? (w04 3/15 25 ¶8)
What spiritual gems from this week’s Bible reading would you like to share regarding Jehovah God, the field ministry, or something else?
Bible Reading: (4 min. or less) Ex 6:1-5 (th study 10)
APPLY YOURSELF TO THE FIELD MINISTRY
Apply Yourself to Reading and Teaching: (10 min.) Discussion. Play the video Effort to Reach the Heart, and then discuss study 19 of the Teaching brochure.
Talk: (5 min. or less) w19.02 8:17-18—Theme: Give Thanks to Jehovah Every Day. (th study 19)