With his arm he will collect together the lambs.
Jehovah is aware of the needs of those in the congregation and is happy to provide the required care. Just as a shepherd carries a newborn lamb in the fold of his garment when necessary, Jehovah
You are Jehovah the true God, who chose Abram . . . , and you proceeded to carry out your words, because you are righteous.
God promised Abraham that his seed would inherit the land of Canaan. Humans often forget what they promise; not so Jehovah. The name Jehovah means “He Causes to Become,” signifying that God, through progressive action, causes his promises to come true. This is beautifully demonstrated in God’s dealings with the descendants of Abraham when they were slaves to the Egyptians. At that time, it seemed impossible that the entire nation could be set free and settled in the Promised Land. However, by a series of progressive actions, God caused his promise to come true, thereby proving himself worthy of the unique and illustrious name Jehovah. May we too imitate our righteous God by always striving to be true to our word.
Do you, . . . the one teaching someone else, not teach yourself?
The apostle Paul wrote the above concerning some Jews in his day who had failed to practice what they preached. How different it is with pioneers today! They generally have many opportunities to teach the truth to others and conduct Bible studies. To do so effectively requires that they prepare for each study and perhaps do research to answer questions. A pioneer named Janeen explains: “Each time I have an opportunity to teach the truth to others, I feel that a deeper impression of these truths is engraved on my mind and heart. As a result, my faith is not stagnant but continues to grow.” And as we observe our Bible students improve their lives by applying Bible principles, our appreciation for God’s wisdom deepens. (Isa. 48:17, 18) That helps us, in turn, be more determined to continue applying these principles in our own life. w13 9/15 5:6, 7