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Saturday, June 19 You are not in darkness, so that the day should overtake you as it would thieves.​—1 Thess. 5:4.

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Saturday, June 19

You are not in darkness, so that the day should overtake you as it would thieves.—1 Thess. 5:4.


In his exhortation, the apostle Paul mentions “Jehovah’s day.” (1 Thess. 5:1-6) As used in this context, this refers to the time period that begins with the attack on “Babylon the Great,” the world empire of false religion, and ends with Armageddon. (Rev. 16:14, 16; 17:5) Paul also tells us how we can make sure that we are ready for “Jehovah’s day.” We should “not sleep on as the rest do.” We must “stay awake” and remain alert to the danger of compromising our neutrality by getting drawn into the world’s political issues. If we were to get involved, we could become “part of the world.” (John 15:19) We know that God’s Kingdom is the only hope for world peace. We also want to help others wake up to what the Bible foretold would happen in the world. Once the great tribulation begins, it will be too late for people to turn to Jehovah. That is why our preaching work is so urgent! w19.10 8 ¶3; 9 ¶5-6

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

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I've been chatting with a coworker and his ideas and thinking on the meaning of life is based on bits and pieces and a mish mash of worldly ideas and philosophies. So far, there is no hope in all his understandings.  How grateful we are to not be trapped in the darkness of this world.  Through God's word, we are given understanding of the big picture of what's happening. We are awake to world conditions. We are God's fellow workers and have the difficult job of doing what we can to try to wake others up. We must not  give up.

The one showing favor to the lowly is lending to Jehovah

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