Text for Saturday 29th June

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    Saturday, June 29



    Look! Jehovah’s slave girl! May it take place with me according to your declaration.—Luke 1:38.


    In stating matters that way,
    Mary revealed a heart attitude that God had already noted. Her

    immediate response to the angel indicates that she was ready to accept God’s will concerning

    her. She did not raise any question about how people in the community would view her pregnancy

    or what possible effect it could have on her relationship with her fiancé.

    By referring to herself
    as the lowliest of servants, Mary showed that she trusted completely

    in Jehovah as her Master. Have you at times felt somewhat overwhelmed by challenges

    or responsibilities in God’s service?

    Each of us does well to ask
    himself: ‘Do I completely trust in Jehovah to work matters out in

    harmony with his will? Am I truly demonstrating a willing spirit?’

    Be assured that God gives his
    spirit to those who trust in him with all their heart and recognize

    his sovereign will.—Acts 5: 32.

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    I never gave this matter any thought when I was a youngster reading the Bible - I did when I got older. As a virgin - and to be pregnant - put Mary in a difficult situation, as far as the Mosaic Law was concerned. The penalty for sex crimes was stoning - a death sentence.

    So I think she must have had a lot of faith and believed that Jehovah would handle this matter.

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    Hey Wallflower,

    It shows as well that no matter how harsh and pernickety the religious leaders were back then, they accepted her ambiguous situation and were lenient in her favour.

    It demonstrates that no matter how interventionist and bossy religious leaders can be in order to keep their positions and perks, Jehovah's will takes place. They may even fulfill God's will in acting in this way.

    We're a part of a huge game of chess and Jehovah only knows the proper moves beforehand. Our conclusions, opinions and deeds should reflect our awareness of such realities. That's a key aspect of true faith !
     

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