Tuesday, October 14
True worshipers will worship the Father with spirit and truth, for, indeed,the Father is looking for suchlike ones to worship him.—John 4:23.
Our spiritual heritage includes a wealth of accurate and valuable information from the past. For example, consider Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. These patriarchs and their families must have had discussions about how to please Jehovah. So it is not surprising that upright Joseph rejected sexual immorality so as not to “sin against God.” (Gen. 39:7-9) Christian traditions were also handed down orally or by example. Among these were points regarding the Lord’s Evening Meal that the apostle Paul passed on to Christian congregations. (1 Cor. 11:2, 23) Today, details needed for us to worship God “with spirit and truth” are part of his written Word. (John 4:24) The Bible is for the enlightenment of all mankind, but we as Jehovah’s servants especially appreciate it. w13 2/15 1:6
The Society may boast of practicing the true religion, but according to the letter of James the form of worship that God approves is characterized by remaining spotless from the world and looking after orphans and widows in their time of distress. But has the leadership of the organization remained spotless from worldly entanglements? Jehovah knows such is not the case. And when the Society’s lawyers become adversaries at law with child sex abuse victims, can the Society really boast of practicing the truth?
Rather, then worshipping the Father with spirit and truth the leading men of the organization have become outright enemies of God and shall be dealt with accordingly by the Son.