19. Stay Close to Jehovah

19. Stay Close to Jehovah

1 JEHOVAH LOVES YOU

“God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.”—John 3:16

How does God show love for you?

  • Psalm 91:2

    Jehovah is our refuge. He can give us relief from our problems now.

  • Psalm 37:29

    He has given us a wonderful hope for the future.

  • 1 Timothy 6:12, 19

    God will give us eternal life in perfect conditions. We will enjoy peace, happiness, and perfect health in a beautiful paradise.

2 JEHOVAH WANTS YOU TO LOVE HIM

“You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.”—Matthew 22:37

What does God’s love motivate you to do?

  • Luke 17:12-17

    Be thankful for everything God has done for you.

  • Matthew 7:16-20

    Show your love for God by doing his will each day.

  • 1 John 5:3

    Obey God’s commands.

  • 1 Timothy 6:18

    Work hard to do good for others.

3 KEEP YOUR LOVE FOR JEHOVAH STRONG

“Keep yourselves in God’s love.”—Jude 21

What will help you to stay close to Jehovah?

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:17

    Pray often.

  • Matthew 28:19, 20; 2 Timothy 4:2

    Do all you can to talk to others about God’s Kingdom.

  • Proverbs 2:1-5

    Keep learning about Jehovah.

  • Hebrews 10:24, 25

    Attend meetings regularly. Your Christian brothers and sisters will help you to draw even closer to Jehovah.