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Wednesday, November 7 You are seeking great things for yourself. Stop seeking such things.​—Jer. 45:5.

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Wednesday, November 7

You are seeking great things for yourself. Stop seeking such things.—Jer. 45:5.


The apostle John warned that if anyone loves the things in the world—“the desire of the flesh and the desire of the eyes and the showy display of one’s means of life”—then “the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15, 16) This means that we need to examine our heart constantly to see if it is being enticed by worldly entertainment, associations, and styles of dress and grooming. Or the love of the world might involve efforts to attain “great things,” such as through the pursuit of higher education. We stand at the threshold of the promised new world. Thus, how important it is that we keep well in mind Moses’ powerful words at Deuteronomy 6:4! If we clearly understand and firmly believe that “Jehovah our God is one Jehovah,” we will do all we can to give him exclusive devotion, serving him as he approves.—Heb. 12:28, 29. w16.06 3:14

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

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Several years ago I gave a talk about Baruch and I presented the talk as a soliloquy. It was a lot of fun developing the talk that way and it really highlighted how he was seeking greater things for himself.

CAUTION: The comments above may contain personal opinion, speculation, inaccurate information, sarcasm, wit, satire or humor, let the reader use discernment...:D


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