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the B6t Wuv
of life'
Many sincere persons would like to
find a way of life that brings peace
and contentment now and assure8
the enjsymmt of a seawe future.
This book Am been published in the
hope thd it will aid houestWercM
ones to identify the truly superior
1 Making the Right Choice .............. 5
2 Ehcouraglng Aid to Stick to Our Decision .... 15
3 A Hope with a Sure Gua~itmtee ....... ... . 29
4 Food That Is Essential for Everlasting Life ... 41
............ 50
6 Submission to Authority That Is Rewarding , . . 62
5 The Perfect E~8~ple--Chrisi
Copyright, 1979
of Exemplary Conduct ............. 9T
8 Help for Bearing Up Under Suffering 112
9 Men Who Can Aid You to Succeed 140
10 Safeguard Your Chistian Hope .......... 148
Publishers :
of the Promise .................. 17?
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
F'irdlt Edition
2,000,000 Copies
Made in the United States of Amerlca
NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, Bible quotations In thls
book are from the modern-language New World Tmnskztion of
the Ebly 8oriptu~es, revised edition of 1Sn.
of kite and then to pursue it.
-!The Publishers
7 Aliins and Temporary Residents
Xi. Live in Expectation of the Fulfillment
that can be! And especially if it holds
promise of a secure and happy future. Can we
personally choose such a way of life? There is
sound reason for believing that we can.
It is essential, however, to make that choice
without delay. For one thing, our human life-
span covers at most only a few decades, and it
holds many uncertainties. Who can count on being
able to sknd many years trying out first this
approach to life and then that one, hoping even-
tually to find the best way? Choices made may
seem good--at the time. But how often do we
hear it said: 'If I could only do it all over again'?
Not only this, but there is reason to believe that
time is limited for the human race as a whole to
find the way to make the right choice.
The question is, then, who can tell us just
what will make our life really meaningful? Who
can point us to a way that will result in no regrets,
one that definitely assures a happy, secure future?
Logically, should it not be the One who made
mankind? Certainly -our Creator knows the way
of life that is best for us. And he reveals this to
us in his inspired Word. But he does not force
1. What way of life would be truly satisfying?
2. With reference to life, why ts there an urgency about making
the right choice?
3. Who can tell ua about what makes life really meaningful,
and why?
Makihg the Right Choice
A LIFE with true meaning-how satisfying
of one man every nation of men ... for them to
seek God, if they might grope for him and really
find him, although, in fact, he is not far off from
each one of us. For by him we have life and move
and exist, even as certain ones of the poets among
you have said, Tor we are also his progeny."'
-Acts 17:24-28.
AS the "offspring" of our Creator, what choice,
do we all face? The continuing words of the in-
spired address point to it, saying:
"Seeing, therefore, that we are the progeny of
God, we ought not to imagine that the Divine
Being is like gold or silver or stone, like something
scuIptured by the art and contrivance of man. True,
God has overlooked the times of such ignorance,
yet now he is telling mankind that they should all
everywhere repent. Because he has set a day in
which he purposes to judge the inhabited earth in
righteousness by a man whom he has appointed,
and he has furnished a guarantee to all men in
that he has resurrected him from the dead." (Acts
17: 29-31)
In harmony with this, there basically are just
two choices: People can choose to turn to the
Most High and submit to his will; or they can
choose to continue living a lie that ignores him
and his guidelines for happy living. What would
our turning to God include?
Most importantly, it includes accepting the
one through whom he "purposes to judge the
inhabited earth in righteousness." This is his own
Son who, on earth, bore the name of Jesus. (John
5:22, 27) Why him? Because humankind is un-
deniably in bondage, in enslavement to imper-
fection, sin and death, and this one proved to be
the long-awaited Messiah or Christ through whom
the Most High purposes to bring freedom from
that enslavement.-Isaiah 53 : 7-12.
'Here is what the Bible account shows: In
the spring of 33 C.E., Jesus died on an executional
stake. His death provided the needed sacrifice to
atone for our sins. (1 Peter 2:24; 1John 2:2)
Forty days after being raised from the dead, he
ascended to the heavens, there to present the
value of his sacrifice to the Father. From then on,
mankind everywhere needed to learn that freedom
from sin and death could be gained only by ac-
cepting Jesus as God's appointed Savior. "There
is no salvation in anyone else, for there is not
another name under heaven that has been given
among men by which we must get saved." (Acts
4:12) Hence, the desirable course of life is that
which gains for us an approved standing with
God as followers of his Son, yes, as genuine
4. Row has the Creator encouraged humans to make a wise
ohoice res~ectinatheir life?
7. How is Je.m CMst fnvolved in e person's choosing the
best way of Me?
&-- ma-- .
B, mat choik have been set befov mankind?
us to adopt it. Rather, he warmly appeals to peo-
ple of all races to make a wise choice.
*Centuries ago, he began using devoted, un-
selfish men and women to make this appeal. His
own example in generously providing all that is
needed for life adds force to his entreaty. God
is truly interested in us-& of us--and is ready
to help us. This was made clear in these inspired
words of the apostle Paul directed to people in
ancient Athens :
"The God that made the world and all the things
in it, being, as this One is, Lord of heaven and
earth, does not dwell in handmade temples, neither
is he attended to by human hands as if he needed
anything, because he himself gives to all persons
life and breath and all things. And he made out
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