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Tuesday, August 18 There is . . . happiness in giving.​—Acts 20:35.

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Tuesday, August 18

There is . . . happiness in giving.—Acts 20:35.


Even though Jehovah was completely alone before he began to create, he was not thinking only of himself. On the contrary, he gave the gift of life to intelligent creatures, both spirit and human. “The happy God,” Jehovah, loves to give good things. (1 Tim. 1:11; Jas. 1:17) And since he also wants us to be happy, he teaches us to be generous. (Rom. 1:20) God made man in his image. (Gen. 1:27) That is, we were created to reflect his personality. In order to attain happiness and fulfillment, then, we need to follow Jehovah’s example by being interested in others and by being generous givers. (Phil. 2:3, 4; Jas. 1:5) Why? Quite simply because Jehovah lovingly designed humans that way. Despite our imperfection, we can succeed in imitating Jehovah’s generosity. Jehovah wants his human creation to imitate him, so it makes him happy when we are generous.—Eph. 5:1. w18.08 18 ¶1-2; 19 ¶4

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On 8/18/2020 at 7:39 AM, Anna Gram said:

Jehovah wants his human creation to imitate him, so it makes him happy when we are generous.

And by being generous we invite Jehovah's countless blessings, even now in this system. 

Man was created as an intelligent creature with the desire to explore and understand :)


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