Jehovah Reveals the Truth

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Jehovah Reveals the Truth


 Imagine a parent who has vast knowledge but who rarely speaks to his
children. Are you not thankful that Jehovah is not like that? Jehovah
lovingly communicates with mankind, and he does it generously. The
Scriptures call him the “Grand Instructor.” (Isaiah 30:20)

In his loving-kindness, he reaches out even to those who are not
inclined to listen to him. For example, Ezekiel was assigned to preach
to those whom Jehovah knew would be unreceptive. Jehovah said: “Son of
man, go, enter in among the house of Israel, and you must speak with my
words to them.” Then he warned: “They will not want to listen to you,
for they are not wanting to listen to me; because all those of the house
of Israel are hardheaded and hardhearted.”
That
was a difficult assignment, but Ezekiel carried it out faithfully, and
in doing so, he reflected Jehovah’s compassion. If you find yourself in a
challenging preaching assignment and you rely on God, you may be
confident that he will strengthen you just as he did his prophet Ezekiel
.—Ezekiel
3:4, 7-9.


 Jehovah desires that “all sorts of men . . . be saved and come
to an accurate knowledge of truth.” (1 Timothy 2:4)
He
has spoken through prophets, through angels, and even through his
beloved Son, Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 1:1, 2; 2:2) To Pilate, Jesus said: “For this I have
been born, and for this I have come into the world, that I should bear
witness to the truth. Everyone that is on the side of the truth listens
to my voice.”
Pilate had a priceless opportunity to learn
the truth about Jehovah’s provision for salvation directly from the Son
of God. However, Pilate was not on the side of the truth, and he did not
want to learn from Jesus. Instead, Pilate cynically replied: “What is truth?” (John 18:37, 38)
How sad for him! Yet, many did listen to the truth Jesus proclaimed. To
his disciples he said: “Happy are your eyes because they behold,
and your ears because they hear.”—Matthew 13:16.


 
Jehovah has preserved the truth by means of the Bible and
has made it available to people everywhere. The Bible reveals things as
they actually are. It describes God’s attributes, purposes, and
commands, as well as the true state of affairs among mankind. Jesus
said in prayer to Jehovah: “Your word is truth.” (John 17:17)

Because of this, the Bible is a unique book. It alone was written under
inspiration of the God who knows all things. (2 Timothy 3:16) It is a precious gift to humankind,
one that God’s servants treasure. We are wise to read it daily.

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