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Saturday, June 17 (Gen. 3:5)

You will be like God, knowing good and bad.—Gen. 3:5.

Today, all must decide whether they believe that God’s way of doing things is superior to Satan’s or vice versa. In all sincerity, do you take Jehovah’s side by choosing to obey his laws and standards instead of doing things your own way? Do you see his Kingdom as the only answer to mankind’s woes? Or do you believe that man is capable of governing himself? Your answers to these questions will determine how you respond when people ask your opinion on controversial matters. Politicians, activists, and reformers have long struggled to find solutions to divisive issues. Their efforts may be sincere and well-motivated. Yet, Christians recognize that only God’s Kingdom can solve mankind’s problems and guarantee true justice. We must leave the matter in Jehovah’s hands. After all, if each Christian advocated the solution he thought best, would not our congregations soon become divided? w15 7/15 3:7, 8

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EZEKIEL 1-5.
Today’s portion goes from 1:1 to 1:23

Historic Theocractic Milestone
(Jehovah’s Witnesses)

JUNE 17, 2002 — U.S. Supreme Court reaffirms decisions it handed down in the 1940’s that granted constitutional protection to the public ministry of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. v. Village of Stratton)

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