On the last night of his human life, Jesus said: “You are my friends if you do what I am commanding you.” (John 15:14) He also said: “If you love me, you will observe my commandments.” (John 14:15) Clearly, there is no better way to honor Jesus Christ than to learn and follow his teachings.
Are You Ready ForMarriage?
If a young man does notknow a trade or does not have a job that is adequate to care forhimself and his wife-to-be, and perhaps a child before long, can itbe said that he is well prepared for marriage? Also, has he workedwith his father in caring for practical things around the house? Ayoung woman, too, needs to share in all the household duties with hermother, becoming proficient and always having in mind the excellentqualities of a “capable
CopingWith Hard Economic Times
Be diligent. “Thelazy one is showing himself desirous, but his soul has nothing.However, the very soul of the diligent ones will be made fat.”(Proverbs 13:4) The lesson? Develop the reputation of being anhonest, hard worker. Good workers are greatly valued by employers andmay be more likely to be the first ones hired and the last onesfired.—Ephesians 4:28.
Consider the costbefore buying. Jesus said: “Who of you that wants to build atower does not first
WhatDoes It Mean to Turn the Other Cheek?
IN HIS celebrated Sermonon the Mount, Jesus Christ said: “Do not resist him that is wicked;but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other also tohim.”—Matthew 5:39.
What did he mean? Was heurging Christians to become passive victims? Are Christians expectedto suffer in silence and refuse to seek legal protection?
To understand what Jesusmeant, we must consider the context of his statement, as well as hisaudience. Jesus prefaced