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Lesson for today. (Psalms 1:1, 2)  Learn the language. Some governments require that those who want to be citizens learn to speak the main language of the country. Some people have to work hard for years to speak the new language well, even after they become citizens. They may quickly learn the rules of grammar but may need much more time to become good at speaking the language.

God’s Kingdom also requires that those who want tobe its citizens learn a new language. The Bible calls it the “pure language.” (Read Zephaniah 3:9.)

What is that language? It is the truth that the Bible teaches about God and his purposes. To speak the pure language means to obey God’s laws and principles. As citizens of God’s Kingdom, we may learn the basic teachings of the Bible quickly and get baptized. But after our baptism, we must work hard to speak the pure language better and better.

How can we do that? Each of us needs to continue to make the effort to use in our life what we learn from the Bible. Know the laws. Human governments require that their citizens learn and obey the laws of the country. So we can expect Jehovah to require that all citizens of his Kingdom learn and obey his laws and principles.  

Human laws are imperfect and can be unfair. But “the law of Jehovah is perfect.” Do you enjoy reading the Bible each day and learning God’s laws and principles?

Each of us has to make the effort to study God’s laws. Nobody else can do this for us. Many governments work hard to educate their citizens. They build schools where people can get a basic education. Citizens of God’s Kingdom are grateful for these schools where they can learn to read and write and learn the skills they will need for work. They do all they can to benefit from this kind of education. But they are even more grateful for the education that Jehovah gives them through his organization.

For example, his organization encourages us to read. It encourages parents to read totheir children. Each month, the faithful slave publishes The Watchtower and Awake! The three issues of these magazines have many pages full of information about the Bible. If you read just a few pages a day, you can finish reading them in a month. In this way, you can continue to benefit from the education that Jehovah gives us. Soon God’s Kingdom will be the only government ruling the earth.

The laws of the Kingdom will be the only laws that guide humans. Will you be a good citizen of God’s Kingdom at that time?

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