1. Wanem trap wea haed nao olketa man wea no perfect isi tumas for foldaon insaed?

“TRAP wea haed hem stap for eniwan wea garem paoa.” Toktok hia wea bilong wanfala woman for raetem poetry long mek-19 century point go long wanfala danger wea haed: wei for iusim paoa long rong wei. Sorre tumas, olketa man wea no perfect isi tumas for foldaon long disfala trap. Tru nao, long full history “man hem bossim man and spoelem hem.” (Ecclesiastes 8:9) Wei for iusim paoa long wei wea no showimaot love hem mekem olketa man safa long barava bigfala wei.

2, 3. (a) Wanem nao hem gud for luksavve long hem saed long wei wea Jehovah iusim paoa? (b) Wanem kaen paoa maet iumi garem, and hao nao iumi shud iusim paoa olsem?

2 Bat, hem gud for luksavve hao Jehovah God, wea paoa bilong hem strong winim eniwan, hem nating iusim datfala paoa long rong wei. Olsem iumi lukim long olketa chapter bifor, hem evritaem iusim paoa bilong hem—nomata for creatim, distroem, protectim, or mekem samting kam bak moa—for fitim olketa loving purpose bilong hem. Taem iumi lukluk long wei wea hem iusim paoa bilong hem, diswan muvim iumi for kam klos long hem. Then, datwan hem muvim iumi for “followim wei bilong God” taem iumi iusim paoa. (Ephesians 5:1) Bat wanem paoa nao iumi olketa man garem?

3 God creatim man long ‘image’ and wei olsem hem. (Genesis 1:26, 27) So, iumi tu garem paoa—lelebet paoa. Part long paoa hia hem wei for garem savve for duim samting, for waka; wei for garem kontrol or paoa ovarem nara pipol; wei wea iumi savve muvim nara pipol, especially olketa wea lovem iumi; physical strong; or olketa material samting. Man wea raetem psalm sei olsem abaotem Jehovah: “Iu nao man wea givim laef.” (Psalm 36:9) So, eni paoa wea iumi fit for garem  hem kam from God. Dastawe iumi want for iusim long olketa wei wea mekem hem hapi. Hao nao iumi savve duim olsem?

Love Hem Key

4, 5. (a) Wanem nao key for iusim paoa long stretfala wei, and hao nao example bilong God seleva showimaot diswan? (b) Hao nao love bae helpem iumi for iusim paoa wea iumi garem long stretfala wei?

4 Key for iusim paoa long stretfala wei hem love. Example bilong God seleva hem showimaot diswan. Tingim moa datfala information abaotem fofala main fasin bilong God—paoa, justice, wisdom, and love—long Chapter 1. Long fofala fasin hia, which wan nao hem main wan? Love. Wan John 4:8 hem sei: “God hem love.” Tru nao, Jehovah seleva hem love; diswan affectim evri samting wea hem duim. So love nao muvim evri wei wea hem iusim paoa wea hem garem and gogo diswan helpem olketa wea lovem hem.

5 Love bae helpem iumi tu for iusim paoa wea iumi garem long stretfala wei. Tru nao, Bible sei love hem “kaen” and “no luk aotem samting for hemseleva nomoa.” (1 Corinthians 13:4, 5) So, love bae no letem iumi for duim samting long nogud or raf wei long olketa wea iumi garem samfala paoa ovarem olketa. Long wei wea difren, iumi bae showim respect long nara pipol and tingim olketa need and feeling bilong olketa firstaem long iumiseleva.—Philippians 2:3, 4.

6, 7. (a) Wanem nao wei for fraet long God, and why nao disfala fasin bae helpem iumi for no iusim paoa long rong wei? (b) Wanem tokpiksa nao showim iumi hao wei for fraet for mekem God no hapi hem join witim wei for lovem God?

6 Love hem join witim nara fasin wea savve helpem iumi for stap klia long wei for iusim paoa long rong wei: wei for fraet long God. Why nao disfala fasin hem gud? Proverbs 16:6 hem sei: “Man wea fraet long Jehovah hem tanawe from nogud samting.” Wei for iusim paoa long rong wei hem wanfala nogud samting wea iumi shud tanawe from hem. Wei for fraet long God bae mekem iumi hol bak from wei for spoelem olketa wea iumi garem paoa ovarem olketa. Why nao olsem? Wanfala samting nao, iumi mas givim ansa long God for wei wea  iumi deal witim olketa hia. (Nehemiah 5:1-7, 15) Bat wei for fraet long God hem minim moa samting winim datwan. Long languis wea olketa raetem Bible long hem, datfala word wea iumi transleitim olsem “fraet” hem planti taem minim bigfala honor and respect for God. Dastawe Bible joinim wei for fraet long God witim love for God. (Deuteronomy 10:12, 13) Insaed long disfala honor and respect hem gudfala wei for fraet for mekem God no hapi—no just bikos iumi fraetem samting wea bae happen bat bikos iumi really lovem hem.

7 Tingim tokpiksa hia: Gudfala wei for fren stap midolwan long wanfala smol boy and dadi bilong hem. Datfala boy hem feelim wei wea dadi interest long hem long loving wei. Bat boy hia savve tu long samting wea dadi expectim hem for duim, and hem savve dadi bilong hem bae disciplinem hem sapos hem noti. Boy hia no fraetem dadi bilong hem long nogud wei. Nomoa, hem lovem tumas dadi bilong hem. Datfala boy hem hapi for duim samting wea bae mekem dadi bilong hem hapi. Hem semsem tu witim wei for fraet long God. From iumi lovem Jehovah, Dadi bilong iumi long heven, iumi no want for duim eni samting wea bae mekem “heart bilong hem feel sorre.” (Genesis 6:6) Bat, iumi laek tumas for mekem heart bilong hem hapi. (Proverbs 27:11) Dastawe iumi want for iusim paoa wea iumi garem long stretfala wei. Bae iumi lukluk gud long hao iumi savve duim olsem.

Insaed Long Famili

8. (a) Wanem paoa nao hasband garem insaed long famili, and hao nao hem shud iusim diswan? (b) Hao nao hasband savve showimaot hem honorim waef bilong hem?

8 Ting firstaem long famili. Ephesians 5:23 hem sei: “Hasband hem hed bilong waef bilong hem.” Hao nao hasband mas iusim paoa wea hem kasem from God? Bible talem olketa hasband for stap witim waef bilong olketa long wei wea “fitim savve, givim honor long olketa olsem wanfala samting wea hem no strong tumas.” (1 Peter 3:7) Greek word wea olketa transleitim olsem “honor” hem minim “price,  kost, . . . respect.” Olketa savve transleitim disfala word tu olsem “present” and “samting wea spesol.” (Acts 28:10; 1 Peter 2:7) Hasband wea honorim waef bilong hem bae nating attakim hem long physical wei; and bae hem nating mekem hem feel shame or tok spoelem hem, for mekem hem feel olsem hem iusles. Bat, hem luksavve long wei wea waef hem spesol and showimaot respect long hem. Hem showimaot thru long toktok and akson—taem tufala nomoa stap and long pablik—hao hem ting long hem olsem hem spesol. (Proverbs 31:28) Hasband olsem bae kasem love and respect bilong waef, and moa important, God bae hapi long hem.

Hasband and waef iusim paoa wea olketa garem long stretfala wei taem olketa showimaot love and respect long each other

9. (a) Olketa waef garem wanem paoa insaed long famili? (b) Wanem nao helpem waef for iusim savve bilong hem for saportim hasband bilong hem, and wanem nao kamap from diswan?

9 Olketa waef tu garem samfala paoa insaed long famili. Bible story abaotem samfala woman wea lovem God, wea stap anda long hedship arrangement, bat duim samting firstaem for helpem hasband for no duim mistek. (Genesis 21:9-12; 27:46–28:2) Wanfala waef maet kwiktaem for minim samting winim hasband bilong hem, or maet hem garem savve wea hasband no garem. Nomata olsem, hem mas showimaot “deep respect” for hasband bilong hem and “stap anda” long hem “olsem long Lord.” (Ephesians 5:22, 33) Wei for garem goal for mekem God hapi savve helpem waef for iusim savve bilong hem for saportim hasband and no tok daonem or bossim hem. “Wisefala woman” hem wan mind witim hasband bilong hem for buildimap famili. Long wei olsem hem keepim peace witim God.—Proverbs 14:1.

10. (a) God hem givim wanem paoa long parents? (b) Wanem nao mining bilong word “discipline,” and hao nao for givim diswan? (Lukim tu footnote.)

10 Parents kasem paoa from God tu. Bible givim disfala kaonsel: “Iufala dadi, no mekem olketa pikinini bilong iufala kros, bat go ahed for trainim olketa long discipline and wei for stretem tingting wea kam from Jehovah.” (Ephesians 6:4) Long Bible, datfala word “discipline” savve minim “lukaftarem, training, instruction.” Olketa pikinini needim discipline; olketa  hapi and win taem olketa garem kliafala instruction and olketa spialaen for leadim olketa. Bible joinim discipline or instruction olsem witim love. (Proverbs 13:24) So, “stik bilong discipline” hem shud no spoelem pikinini—saed long feeling or long body bilong hem. * (Proverbs 22:15; 29:15) Dadi or mami wea givim discipline wea strong tumas or raf and no showimaot eni love, iusim paoa long rong wei and diswan savve mekem pikinini garem bigfala hevi. (Colossians 3:21) Long narasaed, discipline wea balance wea dadi or mami givim long stretfala wei helpem pikinini luksavve long love bilong tufala and wei wea tufala interest long hao datfala pikinini grow olsem wanfala person.

11. Hao nao olketa pikinini savve iusim paoa wea olketa garem long stretfala wei?

11 Waswe long olketa pikinini? Hao nao olketa savve iusim paoa wea olketa garem long stretfala wei? Proverbs 20:29 hem sei: “Paoa bilong olketa young man hem luk gud tumas.” No eni wei hem moabeta winim wei for young pipol iusim strong bilong olketa for servem “Nambawan Creator” bilong iumi. (Ecclesiastes 12:1) Olketa young wan shud remember hao akson bilong olketa savve affectim olketa feeling bilong dadi and mami. (Proverbs 23:24, 25) Taem olketa pikinini obeyim parents wea fraet long God and go ahed for followim stretfala wei, olketa savve mekem heart bilong dadi and mami feel hapi. (Ephesians 6:1) Kaen fasin olsem “hem mekem Lord hapi.”—Colossians 3:20.

Insaed Long Kongregeson

12, 13. (a) Wanem tingting nao olketa elder shud garem long paoa wea olketa garem insaed long kongregeson? (b) Minim why nao olketa elder shud deal long kaenfala wei witim sheep.

12 Jehovah provaedem olketa overseer for lead insaed Christian kongregeson. (Hebrews 13:17) Olketa man hia shud iusim paoa wea God givim for helpem and mekem spiritual living bilong  flock kamap moabeta. Waswe, position bilong olketa elder minim olketa savve olsem boss ovarem olketa nara brata and sista? Nomoa nao! Olketa elder need for garem hambol and balance tingting abaotem waka bilong olketa insaed long kongregeson. (1 Peter 5:2, 3) Bible sei olsem long olketa overseer: “Shepherdim kongregeson bilong God, wea hem baem finis witim blood bilong Son bilong hem.” (Acts 20:28) Diswan nao barava strongfala reason for deal witim each member bilong flock long wei bilong love.

13 Maet iumi minim diswan long wei olsem. Wanfala klos fren hem askem iu for lukaftarem wanfala spesol samting bilong hem. Iu savve fren bilong iu spendem staka selen for baem datwan. Waswe, bae iu barava keepim gud? Olsem tu, God hem givim olketa elder responsibility for lukaftarem wanfala spesol samting: kongregeson, wea olketa member insaed olsem olketa sheep. (John 21:16, 17) Jehovah lovem sheep bilong hem—hem barava lovem tumas dastawe hem baem olketa witim blood bilong only-born Son bilong hem, Jesus Christ. Price wea Jehovah peim for sheep bilong hem hae winim eni nara price. Olketa elder wea hambol tingim datwan evritaem and deal long gudfala wei witim sheep bilong Jehovah.

“Paoa Bilong Tongue”

14. Tongue hem garem wanem paoa?

14 Bible hem sei: “Tongue garem paoa ovarem laef and dae.” (Proverbs 18:21) Tru nao, tongue savve barava spoelem man. Hu long iumi nao no feel pain taem samwan talem toktok bat no tingting firstaem or min for talem toktok wea daonem iumi? Bat tongue hem garem paoa for givim healing tu. Proverbs 12:18 sei: “Tongue bilong wisefala man savve healim man.” Tru nao, gudfala toktok wea encouragem man hem givim comfort and healim heart. Lukim samfala example.

15, 16. Olketa wanem wei nao iumi savve iusim tongue for encouragem narafala pipol?

15 Wan Thessalonians 5:14 hem sei: “Tok kaen long olketa soul wea feel sorre.” Tru nao, olketa faithful servant bilong Jehovah tu maet stragol samfala taem saed long wei for feel iusles.  Hao nao iumi savve helpem olketa olsem? Talem hem olketa gudfala point bilong hem long honest wei wea bae helpem hem luksavve hao Jehovah tinghae long hem. Sharem toktok wea garem paoa from Bible wea showimaot hao Jehovah really kea and lovem olketa wea “heart bilong olketa brek” and “spirit bilong olketa pisis.” (Psalm 34:18) Taem iumi iusim paoa bilong tongue for comfortim nara pipol, iumi showimaot iumi willing for followim God wea garem mercy, “wea comfortim olketa wea feel sorre.”—2 Corinthians 7:6, New American Standard Bible.

16 Iumi savve iusim tu paoa bilong tongue bilong iumi for givim encouragement wea olketa narawan barava needim. Waswe, samwan wea wanfala brata or sista lovem hem dae? Olketa toktok bilong sorre wea showimaot iumi kea and interest savve givim comfort long heart wea sorre. Waswe, wanfala olo brata or sista hem feel olsem no eniwan needim hem? Wei for talem olketa olo dat iumi tinghae tumas long olketa savve comfortim and encouragem olketa. Waswe, samwan hem stragol witim sik wea no savve finis? For ringim hem long telephone or go lukim hem for talem kaenfala toktok savve givim hapi long wanfala wea sik. Creator bilong  iumi hem hapi tumas taem iumi iusim paoa for toktok for talem samting wea “gud for buildimap man”!—Ephesians 4:29.

Wei for sharem gud nius—nambawan wei for iusim paoa wea iumi garem

17. Long wanem important wei nao iumi savve iusim tongue bilong iumi for helpem nara pipol, and why nao iumi shud duim olsem?

17 No eni wei hem moa important for iusim paoa bilong tongue winim wei for sharem gud nius bilong Kingdom bilong God witim nara pipol. Proverbs 3:27 hem sei: “No holem bak gudfala samting from olketa wea fit for kasem, sapos iu savve duim diswan.” Hem olsem iumi garem kaon witim pipol for talemaot gud nius wea savve sevem laef bilong olketa. Hem no stret for keepim long iumiseleva datfala important message wea Jehovah hem kaen tumas for givim. (1 Corinthians 9:16, 22) Bat haomas taem nao Jehovah expectim iumi for iusim insaed long disfala waka?

 Servem Jehovah Witim “Full Strong” Bilong Iumi

18. Wanem nao Jehovah expectim from iumi?

18 Love bilong iumi for Jehovah muvim iumi for garem full share insaed long Christian ministry. Wanem nao Jehovah expectim from iumi long diswan? Samting wea iumi evriwan savve givim, nomata wanem kaen living iumi garem hem stap long disfala toktok: “Nomata wanem iufala duim, duim witim full-soul for Jehovah, and no for man.” (Colossians 3:23) Taem hem talem komandment wea moa important, Jesus sei: “Iu mas lovem God bilong iu Jehovah witim full heart bilong iu and witim full soul bilong iu and witim full mind bilong iu and witim full strong bilong iu.” (Mark 12:30) Yes, Jehovah expectim each wan long iumi for lovem and servem hem witim full soul.

19, 20. (a) Why nao Mark 12:30 storyim heart, mind and strong olsem difren from soul? (b) Wanem nao hem minim for servem Jehovah witim full soul?

19 Wanem nao hem minim for servem God witim full soul? Soul hem minim full person, witim body and tingting bilong hem. From soul hem minim heart, mind and strong, why nao Mark 12:30 storyim olketa hia olsem olketa difren from soul? Tingim wanfala tokpiksa. Long taem bilong Bible, wanfala man maet sellim hemseleva (soul bilong hem) for kamap wanfala slave. Nomata olsem, datfala slave maet no servem masta witim full heart; maet hem no iusim full strong or tingting bilong hem for mekem olketa samting bilong masta kamap moabeta. (Colossians 3:22) Dastawe Jesus storyim olketa nara samting hia for strongim point hao iumi mas no holem bak eniting from service bilong iumi for God. Wei for servem God witim full soul hem minim for givim iumiseleva—iusim strong bilong iumi evribit insaed service bilong hem.

20 Waswe, wei for serve witim full soul hem minim haomas taem and strong iumi iusim insaed long ministry mas semsem? Datwan bae hard tumas, bikos living and savve bilong each wan hem difren. Olsem example, wanfala young wan wea garem gudfala health and strong maet fit for iusim moa taem  for preach winim wanfala olo wea no garem strong. Wanfala singol wan wea no garem eni famili responsibility maet fit for duim moa samting winim wanfala wea mas lukaftarem famili. Sapos iumi garem strong and living bilong iumi hem fitim for iumi duim planti samting insaed long ministry, iumi shud thankiu tumas long datwan! Tru nao, iumi no want for garem spirit for judgem narawan, for markem iumiseleva witim nara pipol saed long diswan. (Romans 14:10-12) Hem moabeta for iumi iusim paoa bilong iumi for encouragem nara pipol.

21. Wanem nao best and barava important wei for iusim paoa bilong iumi?

21 Jehovah hem showim perfect example for iusim paoa bilong hem long stretfala wei. Iumi want for followim hem long best wei wea fitim iumi wea no perfect. Iumi savve iusim paoa wea iumi garem long stretfala wei taem iumi showimaot respect long olketa wea iumi garem samfala paoa ovarem olketa. And tu, iumi want for duim witim full soul preaching waka for sevem laef, waka wea Jehovah givim iumi for duim. (Romans 10:13, 14) Remember, Jehovah hem hapi taem iu—soul—givim best bilong iu. Waswe, heart bilong iu muvim iu for want for duim evriting iu fit for duim for servem God wea loving and minim iu? No eni wei for iusim paoa bilong iu hem moa important or moabeta winim datwan.

^ par. 10 Long taem wea Bible storyim, Hebrew word for “stik” hem minim wanfala stik wea olsem datwan wea shepherd hem iusim for leadim sheep bilong hem. (Psalm 23:4) Olsem tu, “stik” bilong dadi or mami hem minim loving instruction, no panis wea ova tumas or raf.