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Wednesday, September 28 I, Jehovah, am your God, the One teaching you to benefit yourself.​—Isa. 48:17.


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Wednesday, September 28

I, Jehovah, am your God, the One teaching you to benefit yourself.—Isa. 48:17.


We do well to imitate Jehovah regarding the things he chooses to forget. For example, Jehovah has a perfect memory, but if we are repentant, he chooses to forgive and forget the mistakes we make. (Ps. 25:7; 130:3, 4) And he wants us to do the same for others when they are sorry for mistakes they make that hurt us. (Matt. 6:14; Luke 17:3, 4) We can show appreciation for the marvelous gift of our brain by using it to honor the One who gave it to us. Some choose to use their brain for selfish purposes—to set their own standards of right and wrong. But because Jehovah created us, it is only reasonable to expect that his standards are better than any standards we could set for ourselves. (Rom. 12:1, 2) When we live by his standards, our life is peaceful. (Isa. 48:18) And we gain a clear purpose for living—to bring honor to our Creator and Father and make him proud of us.—Prov. 27:11. w20.05 23-24 ¶13-14

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

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We should properly represent our Creator, serving in ‘his image and likeness.’ Yet inherited sin keeps us from doing this in a perfect way; we ‘miss the mark,’ which is what the word “sin” as used in the Bible literally means.—Genesis 1:26; Romans 3:23.

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