WT January 1, 2006,"How firm is your trust in God?"
An anonymous young man with a family is described as quitting a job because it interfered with meeting attendance. The second paragraph goes on,
Do you understand why that young man took such a step? Can you see yourself taking a similar step if you were in circumstances like his? Commendably, many Christians have and their actions demonstrate their confidence in Jesus' promise: "Keep on, then, seeking first the kingdom and his righteousness, and all these other things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33) They trust in Jehovah for security rather than the secular world.
The study question asks, "What step as to employment did the young man take, and why?"
But the paragraph does not answer the "why" question. This is one of the better exampls of the mind control technique where the "why" is left ambiguous, so the reader fills in the gap. By creatively coming up with their own reasons, the reader becomes even more committed to the concept than if the magazine had actually given a legitimate reason.
How did meeting attendance become equated to righteousness? How do nurses, food industry professionals, and anyone on shift work maintain a vital spiritual life? Maybe meeting attendance and righteousness are separate things? Surely God did not intend to exclude these professions from his Kingdom.