Can someone explain today's text

by poopie 12 Replies latest jw friends

  • skin

    What part of the world are you in? What day did you mean? I see blonde has quoted 2nd Feb? Maybe you meant 3rd feb?

  • blondie

    Well, in the CST in the US it is still 2/2/17 11:50PM

  • menrov

    In the Netherlands, yes, WE ARE SECOND... :-), the text for the 3rd of Feb is:

    Friday, February 3

    We ourselves take pride in you among the congregations of God because of your endurance and faith.—2 Thess. 1:4.

    Feeling good about the works of others and even having a degree of pride in ourselves can be healthy. We are not expected to be ashamed of our family, culture, or the region where we grew up. (Acts 21:39) On the other hand, there is a kind of pride that can eat away at relationships and damage our friendship with Jehovah. Such pride can cause us to resent and reject needed counsel rather than humbly accept it. (Ps. 141:5) This type of pride is defined as “inordinate self-esteem” or “a haughty attitude shown by people who believe, often unjustifiably, that they are better than others.” Jehovah hates arrogant pride. (Ezek. 33:28; Amos 6:8) But Satan must delight to see humans display boastful pride, for it echoes his own arrogance. How Satan must have reveled in the boasting of such men as Nimrod, Pharaoh, and Absalom—all of whom fell victim to improper pride!—Gen. 10:8, 9; Ex. 5:1, 2; 2 Sam. 15:4-6. w15 5/15 2:5, 6

    So, what is confusing? The lesson: shut up and obey and listen to the counsel of the elders. Otherwise you are proud and Jehovah will hate you.

    But I can be wrong of course ...just an inactive guy you should avoid associating with ...

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