As all true Christians know, Jehovah is a "God of love." His boundless compassion for all mankind is reflected in the spiritual food which his faithful slave provides at the proper time. Wise are those who take to heart the loving reminders contained in the February 15, 2001 Watchtower!
Page 17, paragraph 22: "As he did in the days of Zephaniah, Jehovah will soon bring distress upon 'all the inhabitants of the earth,' those who refuse to heed his warning. Because they sin against God, they will walk about as helpless as blind men, unable to find deliverance. In Jehovah's day of judgment , their blood 'will actually be poured out like dust,' as something worthless. Theirs will be a disgraceful end indeed, for God will strew the bodies--even the entrails--of these wicked ones upon the earth, 'like the dung.'"
Honest-hearted ones, thus, do well in guarding their entrails, maintaining silence before the Sovereign Lord of the Universe. Would we ever wish to be found among those whose intestines rise in noisy revolt against his righteous judgments? Far from it! Let each of us meditate on the love God shows for humanity in his written Word.
More fine counsel about our attitude toward divine commandments is found on page 19, paragraph 7:
"The third point made at Zephaniah 2:3 is that if we want to be hidden in the day of Jehovah's anger, we must 'seek meekness.' Each day, we rub shoulders with men, women, and young people who are anything but meek. To them, being mild-tempered is a flaw. Submissiveness is considered a serious weakness. They are demanding, selfish, and opinionated, believing that their personal 'rights' and preferences must be accommodated at all costs. How sad it would be if some of those attitudes were to rub off on us! This is the time to 'seek meekness.' How? By being submissive to God, humbly accepting his discipline and conforming to his will."
Does God's visible organization ever show a lack of meekness in its pronouncements in the pages of the Watchtower, in other Christian publications, or from the public platform? Hardly! The above paragraph certainly does not evince a "demanding" or "opinionated" spirit, does it? Moreover, since Jehovah's faithful slave is guided by holy spirit, we should accept its admonitions without question, "accommodating its preferences at all cost."
Many hours, indeed, could be spent in pondering the breadth and depth of Jehovah's loving consideration. But do these paragraphs not demonstrate adequately what kind of God he is?