5 Trust in Jehovah with all your heart and do not lean upon your own understanding.
DO NOT LEAN UPON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. This is an ORDER. Satan did the same thing to Eve in the garden of Eden that you guys are doing to him right now. Little mindless jabs...whispers..."Why not do some research?" & "What's wrong with the world?" and such.
Notice who in effect, becomes "Jehovah" in the JW worldview.....
If you believe that the JW organization is Divinely inspired, then Hummingbird's scriptural application works.
However if you believe that only the Bible is inspired and that JW understanding is correct only insofar as their understanding of the Bible is correct, then Hummingbird's scriptural application falls flat and amounts to idolatry.
To illustrate: If I wanted to invite you over for dinner at my house and you didn't know where I lived, there are two basic ways I could get you there.
1. I could ride along with you and say, "Turn right" and "Turn Left"
2. I could give you my address, draw you a little map and let you figure it out.
There is no getting around the fact that option #2 depends upon your own understanding and requires you to think.
The question revolves around how you believe that God communicates with you. Does he speak to you directly? Does he speak to individuals in the JW oranization directly and they in turn speak to you?
Or has He instead given you a "Map" (The Bible) that you must read, study and understand?