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Thursday, December 24 A book of remembrance was written before him for those fearing Jehovah.​—Mal. 3:16.


Sue Flay

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Thursday, December 24

A book of remembrance was written before him for those fearing Jehovah.—Mal. 3:16.

 

Jehovah recognizes those who willingly serve him, and he writes their names in his “book of remembrance.” Having our name inscribed in Jehovah’s “book of remembrance” as his people comes with certain obligations. Malachi specifically stated that we must ‘fear Jehovah and meditate on his name.’ Giving our worshipful devotion to anyone or anything else would result in our name being removed from Jehovah’s figurative book of life. (Ex. 32:33; Ps. 69:28) Hence, our dedication to Jehovah involves much more than a solemn promise to do his will and to submit to water baptism. These actions are brief, and they quickly become part of the past. Our stand on Jehovah’s side as his people requires an ongoing demonstration of our obedience to him both in the present and in the future—for as long as we live.—1 Pet. 4:1, 2. w18.07 23-24 ¶7-9

You can't walk with God while holding hands with the Devil.

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29 minutes ago, Anniebea said:

These actions are brief, and they quickly become part of the past. Our stand on Jehovah’s side as his people requires an ongoing demonstration of our obedience

Outstanding comment above.

So much depth in it.

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

 

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The last paragraph in today's text summed it all up nicely....Our stand on Jehovah’s side as his people requires an ongoing demonstration of our obedience to him both in the present and in the future—for as long as we live.

We can't have a once saved always saved mentality, we have vowed to make a life long commitment to serve Jehovah out of love, with zeal, and integrity. We couldn't rightly expect any friend to keep us around if we didn't maintain that friendship, any more than we can expect Jehovah to keep us in his book of remembrance if we don't live up to our dedication. 

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