Will Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to have love?

//Will Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to have love?

Thursday, October 9

Have love for the whole association of brothers, be in fear of God.—1 Pet. 2:17.

Jehovah’s Witnesses have a healthy fear of displeasing God, and this provides them with added motivation to do his will. They are happy to be serving Jehovah as part of a worldwide association of brothers and sisters who have the same desire. Therefore, it is only natural for them to “have love for the whole association of brothers.” Such brotherly love, which is so rare in today’s selfish society, comes at times as a surprise to non-Witnesses. For example, a tour guide working with an American travel agency was amazed at the affection and assistance shown by the Witnesses to foreign delegates at an international convention in Germany in 2009. She said that in all her years of serving as a guide, she had never seen anything like it. Have you heard similar reactions of people who observed the Witnesses at a convention that you have attended? w12 12/15 3:18

Commentary

The real test lies ahead. Will Jehovah’s Witnesses continue to have love for one another when things go terribly wrong? Jesus foretold that during a time of tribulation “many will be stumbled and will betray one another and will hate one another.” He also said the love of the greater number will cool off due to the increasing of lawlessness. This is certain to come about in the near future, when the world is plunged into war and chaos. The coming global tumult will completely shatter the Watchtower’s credibility. 

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2017-03-27T12:10:59+00:00 October 9th, 2014|Commentary|1 Comment
  • Ephesians 5:28, 29
    29 for no man ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cherishes it, just as the Christ does the
    congregation,

    1 Corinthians 13:4, 5
    4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, 5 does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury.

    John 13:34
    I am giving you a new commandment, that you love one another; just as I have loved you, you also love one another.

    Romans 13:8
    Do not owe anything to anyone except to love one another; for whoever loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law.

    1 John 3:11
    For this is the message that you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another;

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