Today's text -
Sunday, January 24
They collected the fine ones into containers, but the unsuitable they threw away.—Matt. 13:48.
Understanding the lesson of this illustration helps us to avoid being overly distraught or disappointed if a Bible student or one of our children does not make the truth his own. This may happen despite all our best efforts. Agreeing to have a Bible study or being raised around the truth does not automatically mean that a person will develop a strong personal relationship with Jehovah. Those unwilling to submit to Jehovah’s rulership will eventually be separated from God’s people. Does this mean that those who have left the truth will never be allowed to return to the congregation? Or if someone fails to dedicate his life to Jehovah, will he be forever classified as someone “unsuitable”? No. There is still a window of opportunity for such ones before the outbreak of the great tribulation. It is as if Jehovah calls out to them: “Return to me, and I will return to you.”
So I am labelled "unsuitable" based on my refusal to follow a cult based on illogical man-made rules? A cult which has misinterpreted the Bible, made countless false prophesies, and protects pedophiles? I'm totally fine with that! I'm PROUD to be unsuitable and to all of you reading this, I hope you are too!