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Thursday, June 7 Whoever will humble himself like this young child is the one who is the greatest in the Kingdom of the heavens.​—Matt. 18:4.


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Thursday, June 7

Whoever will humble himself like this young child is the one who is the greatest in the Kingdom of the heavens.—Matt. 18:4.

 

Most young children are eager to learn, and they tend to be humble. (Matt. 18:1-3) Accordingly, wise parents can strive to inculcate knowledge of the truth and love for it in the minds and hearts of their little ones. (2 Tim. 3:14, 15) Of course, to succeed, the parents must first impress the truth on their own hearts, making the truth their way of life. When parents do this, their children not only hear the truth but also experience it. Moreover, they learn to view parental discipline as an expression of love that reflects Jehovah’s love. When we humbly submit to Jehovah and make such submission our way of life, he will view us as very precious, just as he did the prophet Daniel. (Dan. 10:11, 19) What is more, Jehovah will continue to mold us by means of his Word, spirit, and organization. w16.06 2:14, 17

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Jesus is making the point crystal clear in this scripture. All of us must cultivate childlike humility if we are to inherit God's Kingdom. To learn about God we must first be humble, willing to be taught.   Humility promotes peace and respect others. It moves us to witness from door to door. It can impress on our children, mates, family and friends. Most importantly, when we cultivate this humble, childlike spirit it draws us closer to Jehovah and it allows us to obtain divine guidance. 
 

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Yes. What does a child do? It trusts it's parent(s), it recognizes that it doesn't know it all and that it needs protection and guidance. Only an unruly child would think it knows better than its parent(s). And in all cases, those children that try to go their own way inevitably end up falling.

When they come back to their parent(s), the parent accepts them back.

Jehovah is our heavenly Father, our parent. And he uses his organization to guide us through this wicked world.


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