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(src)="1"> 1 “ Trust in Jehovah and Do What Is Good ”
(trg)="2"> 7 “ Tshepa Jehova Mme o Etse se Molemo ”

(src)="2"> This article discusses how our yeartext for 2017 encourages us to look to Jehovah for help when faced with challenges .
(trg)="3"> Sehlooho sena se bontsha kamoo temana ya rona ya selemo ya 2017 e re kgothalletsang kateng ho tshepa Jehova ha re na le mathata .

(src)="3"> Using faithful examples from the past , we will examine how we can trust in Jehovah to support us while taking whatever action we can to solve problems and help others .
(trg)="4"> Re tla hlahloba mehlala ya bahlanka ba Modimo ba tshepahalang ba nakong e fetileng , mme re bone kamoo re ka tshepang Jehova kateng , ha ka lehlakoreng le leng re nka mehato e nepahetseng ho rarolla mathata a rona le ho thusa ba bang .

(src)="4"> 2 Treasure Your Gift of Free Will
(trg)="5"> 12 Ananela Bolokolohi ba Hao ba ho Ikgethela

(src)="5"> In this article , we will learn how to treasure God’s gift of free will by using it in a way that pleases the Giver of that gift .
(trg)="6"> Sehloohong sena , re tla ithuta kamoo re ka ananelang mpho ya bolokolohi eo Modimo a re fileng yona , le kamoo re ka e sebedisang ka tsela e mo kgahlisang .

(src)="6"> It will also help us to see how we can respect the way that others exercise their gift of free will .
(trg)="7"> Re tla boela re bone kamoo re ka hlomphang tsela eo ba bang ba sebedisang bolokolohi ba bona ka yona .

(src)="7"> 3 Why Modesty Still Matters
(trg)="8"> 17 Ke Hobaneng ha ho le Bohlokwa ho Inyenyefatsa ?

(src)="8"> 4 You Can Remain Modest Under Test
(trg)="9"> 22 Dula o Inyenyefaditse Leha o Thulana le Mathata

(src)="9"> These articles will help us to understand better the desirable quality of modesty .
(trg)="10"> Dihlooho tsena di tla re thusa ho utlwisisa ha molemo hore na boinyenyefatso ke eng .

(src)="10"> The first article explains what modesty is and what it is not .
(trg)="11"> Sehlooho sa pele se hlalosa seo boinyenyefatso bo leng sona le seo bo seng sona .

(src)="11"> The second article teaches us how to remain modest even when we are under test .
(trg)="12"> Sehlooho sa bobedi se re ruta kamoo re ka dulang re inyenyefaditse kateng esita le ha re le tlasa diteko .

(src)="12"> 5 “ These Things Entrust to Faithful Men ”
(trg)="13"> 27 “ Dintho Tsena o di Behe ho Banna ba Tshepahalang ”

(src)="13"> As one generation replaces another , younger ones take on the work of older ones .
(trg)="14"> Ka lebaka la maemo a bophelo a fetohang , ba batjha ba fuwa mesebetsi e neng e etswa ke ba hodileng nakong e fetileng .

(src)="14"> This article discusses how both young and old can successfully make the transition .
(trg)="15"> Sehlooho sena se re bolella kamoo ba batjha le ba hodileng ba ka sebedisanang hantle kateng nakong ena ya diphetoho .
(trg)="16"> 32 Re o Lome Tsebe ?

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(src)="1"> “ Trust in Jehovah and do what is good . . . and act with faithfulness . ” ​ — PS .
(trg)="1"> “ Tshepa Jehova mme o etse se molemo . . . o sebetse ka botshepehi . ” ​ — PES .

(src)="2"> 37 : 3 .
(trg)="2"> 37 : 3 .

(src)="3"> SONGS : 133 , 18
(trg)="3"> DIPINA : 133 , 63

(src)="4"> Noah ?
(trg)="4"> Noe ?

(src)="5"> David ?
(trg)="5"> Davida ?

(src)="6"> other faithful servants of Jehovah ?
(trg)="6"> bahlanka ba bang ba hae ba tshepahalang ?

(src)="7"> Jehovah created humans with what remarkable abilities ?
(trg)="7"> Jehova o bopile batho ba e na le bokgoni bofe ?

(src)="8"> JEHOVAH created humans with remarkable abilities .
(trg)="8"> JEHOVA o bopile batho ba e na le bokgoni bo hlollang .

(src)="9"> He gave us thinking ability to solve problems and plan for the future .
(trg)="9"> O re file bokgoni ba ho nahana e le hore re rarolle mathata le ho nahana ka bokamoso .

(src)="10"> He gave us power to carry out our plans , enabling us to work toward proper goals .
(trg)="10"> O re file matla a ho phethahatsa merero ya rona , e leng se re thusang ho finyella seo re batlang ho se etsa .

(src)="11"> He also created us with a conscience ​ — an inborn sense of right and wrong — ​ that can help us avoid wrongdoing and correct our mistakes when we fall short . ​ — Rom .
(trg)="11"> O boetse o re file letswalo le re thusang ho kgetholla se nepahetseng ho se fosahetseng , e le hore re qobe diphoso kapa re di lokise haeba re ile ra fosa . ​ — Bar .

(src)="12"> 2 : 15 .
(trg)="12"> 2 : 15 .

(src)="13"> How does Jehovah expect us to use our abilities ?
(trg)="13"> Jehova o batla hore re sebedise bokgoni ba rona jwang ?

(src)="14"> Jehovah expects us to put our abilities to good use .
(trg)="14"> Jehova o lebeletse hore re sebedise bokgoni ba rona ka tsela e nepahetseng .

(src)="15"> Why ?
(trg)="15"> Hobaneng ?

(src)="16"> Because he loves us , and he knows that it brings us satisfaction when we employ these gifts .
(trg)="16"> Hobane o a re rata , mme o a tseba hore re tla thaba ha re sebedisa letswalo le bokgoni ba rona ba ho nahana ka tsela e nepahetseng .

(src)="17"> Through his Word , Jehovah repeatedly admonishes us to use our abilities for good .
(trg)="17"> Jehova o dula a re kgothalletsa hore re sebedise dimpho tsena hantle .

(src)="18"> For example , in the Hebrew Scriptures , we read : “ The plans of the diligent surely lead to success ” ; and “ whatever your hand finds to do , do with all your might . ”
(trg)="18"> Ka mohlala , Mangolo a Seheberu a re : “ Merero ya ya kgothetseng e tlisa molemo . ”
(trg)="19"> A phaella ka ho re : “ Sohle seo letsoho la hao le fumanang hore le ka se etsa , o se etse ka matla a hao [ ohle ] . ”

(src)="19"> In the Christian Greek Scriptures , we are told : “ As long as we have the opportunity , let us work what is good toward all ” ; and “ to the extent that each one has received a gift , use it in ministering to one another . ”
(trg)="20"> Athe Mangolo a Sekgerike ona a re : “ Hafeela re sa na le nako e loketseng , a re sebetseng se molemo ho bohle . ”
(trg)="21"> A boetse a re : “ Ka tekanyo eo e mong le e mong a amohetseng mpho ka yona , le e sebedise ho sebeletsaneng . ”

(src)="20"> Clearly , Jehovah wants us to do what we can to benefit ourselves and others .
(trg)="22"> Ho hlakile hore Jehova o batla hore re etse dintho tse tswelang rona le ba bang molemo .

(src)="21"> What limitations do humans have ?
(trg)="23"> Bokgoni ba rona bo lekanyeditswe ka tsela efe ?

(src)="22"> At the same time , Jehovah knows that humans have limitations .
(trg)="24"> Leha ho le jwalo , Jehova o a tseba hore bokgoni ba rona bo lekanyeditswe .

(src)="23"> On our own , we can never eliminate imperfection , sin , and death ; neither can we control other people , for all have free will .
(trg)="25"> Ka mohlala , re ke ke ra kgona ho fedisa ho se phethahale , sebe le lefu , leha e le ho laola diketso tsa ba bang .

(src)="24"> And no matter how much knowledge or experience we gain , we will always be like children in comparison with Jehovah . ​ — Isa .
(trg)="26"> Ha ho le ka mohla tsebo le phihlelo ya rona e ka lekanang le ya Jehova . ​ — Esa .

(src)="25"> 55 : 9 .
(trg)="27"> 55 : 9 .

(src)="26"> When dealing with problems , “ trust in Jehovah and do what is good ”
(trg)="28"> “ Tshepa Jehova mme o etse se molemo ” ha o tobana le mathata

(src)="27"> What will we consider in this article ?
(trg)="29"> Re tlo tshohla eng sehloohong see ?

(src)="28"> In all circumstances , we need to lean on Jehovah for guidance , trusting in him to support us and do for us what we cannot do for ourselves .
(trg)="30"> Maemong ohle , re lokela ho itshetleha ka Jehova hore a re tataise , re kgodisehile hore o tla re thusa le moo re hlolehang teng .

(src)="29"> At the same time , we should do what we can , taking appropriate action to solve problems and help others .
(trg)="31"> Leha ho le jwalo , re lokela ho etsa sohle seo re ka se kgonang ho rarolla mathata a rona le ho thusa batho ba bang .

(src)="30"> ( Read Psalm 37 : 3 . )
(trg)="32"> ( Bala Pesaleme 37 :⁠ 3 . )

(src)="31"> In short , we need both ‘ to trust in Jehovah and to do what is good ’ ; we need ‘ to act with faithfulness . ’
(trg)="33"> Re lokela ho ‘ tshepa Jehova mme re etse se molemo ’ ; re hloka ho ‘ sebetsa ka botshepehi . ’

(src)="32"> In this regard , let us consider what we can learn from the examples of Noah , David , and other faithful servants of God who relied on Jehovah and took appropriate action .
(trg)="34"> Re ntse re nahanne ka sena , a re ke re tshohleng mohlala wa Noe , Davida le bahlanka ba bang ba tshepahalang , ba ileng ba itshetleha ka Jehova mme ba nka kgato e loketseng .

(src)="33"> As we will see , this involved distinguishing between what they could not do and what they could do and then acting accordingly .
(trg)="35"> Jwalokaha re tla bona , ba ile ba tseba ho kgetholla pakeng tsa seo ba neng ba ka se etsa le seo ba neng ba ke ke ba kgona ho se etsa , mme ba nka kgato e nepahetseng .

(src)="34"> Describe the situation that Noah faced .
(trg)="36"> Hlalosa boemo boo Noe a neng a tobane le bona .

(src)="35"> Noah lived in a world that was “ filled with violence ” and immorality .
(trg)="37"> Noe o phetse lefatsheng le neng le “ tletse pefo ” le boitshwaro bo bobe .

(src)="36"> He knew that Jehovah would eventually bring an end to that wicked world .
(trg)="38"> O ne a tseba hore Jehova o tla fedisa lefatshe leo le kgopo .

(src)="37"> Even so , Noah must have been distressed by such ungodly conditions .
(trg)="39"> Ho ntse ho le jwalo , e tlameha ebe Noe o ne a kgathatsehile ka maemo ao a mpefetseng .

(src)="38"> In that situation , Noah recognized that there were some things he could not do but other things he could do .
(trg)="40"> Boemong boo , Noe o ile a hlokomela hore ho ne ho na le dintho tseo a neng a ka kgona ho di etsa le tseo a neng a ke ke a kgona ho di etsa .

(src)="39"> Opposition to our preaching ( See paragraphs 6 - 9 )
(trg)="41"> Ha o hanyetswa mosebetsing wa boboledi ( Sheba serapa sa 6 -⁠ 9 )

(src)="40"> 6 , 7 . ( a ) What could Noah not do ?
(trg)="42"> 6 , 7 . ( a ) Ke eng seo Noe a neng a ke ke a kgona ho se etsa ?

(src)="41"> ( b ) How are we in a situation similar to Noah’s ?
(trg)="43"> ( b ) Maemo a rona a tshwana jwang le a Noe ?

(src)="42"> What Noah could not do : Although Noah faithfully preached Jehovah’s warning message , he could not force wicked people around him to accept that message , nor could he make the Flood come any sooner .
(trg)="44"> Seo Noe a neng a ke ke a kgona ho se etsa : Le hoja ka botshepehi Noe a ile a lemosa batho hore Jehova o tla fedisa ba kgopo , o ne a ke ke a qobella batho ho amohela molaetsa oo , kapa hona ho etsa hore Morwallo o tle kapele .

(src)="43"> Noah had to trust that Jehovah would keep His promise to end wickedness , believing that God would do so at just the right time . ​ — Gen .
(trg)="45"> Noe o ne a lokela ho tshepa hore Jehova o tla phethahatsa tshepiso ya hae ya ho fedisa bokgopo , a kgodisehile hore Modimo o tla etsa seo ka nako e loketseng . ​ — Gen .

(src)="44"> 6 : 17 .
(trg)="46"> 6 : 17 .

(src)="45"> We too live in a world filled with wickedness , which we know Jehovah has promised to destroy .
(trg)="47"> Le rona re phela lefatsheng le tletseng bokgopo leo re tsebang hore Jehova o tshepisitse ho le fedisa .

(src)="46"> In the meantime , we cannot force people to accept the “ good news of the Kingdom . ”
(trg)="48"> Re ke ke ra qobella batho ho amohela “ ditaba . . . tse molemo tsa Mmuso . ”

(src)="47"> And we cannot do anything to speed up the start of the “ great tribulation . ”
(trg)="49"> Hape re ke ke ra etsa letho ho potlakisa qaleho ya “ matshwenyeho a maholo . ”

(src)="48"> Like Noah , we need strong faith , trusting that God will soon intervene .
(trg)="50"> Jwaloka Noe , re hloka tumelo e matla le ho tshepa hore haufinyane Jehova o tla nka kgato .

(src)="49"> We are convinced that Jehovah will not allow this wicked world to continue for even one day longer than his purpose requires . ​ — Hab .
(trg)="51"> Re kgodisehile hore Jehova a ke ke a dieha le ha e le ka letsatsi le le leng feela ho fedisa lefatshe lena le kgopo . ​ — Hab .

(src)="50"> 2 : 3 .
(trg)="52"> 2 : 3 .

(src)="51"> How did Noah focus on what he could do ?
(trg)="53"> Noe o ile a etsang hore a se ke a nyahamiswa ke dintho tseo a neng a ke ke a kgona ho di etsa ?

(src)="52"> ( See opening picture . )
(trg)="54"> ( Sheba setshwantsho se qalong . )

(src)="53"> What Noah could do : Instead of giving up because of what he could not do , Noah focused on what he could do .
(trg)="55"> Seo Noe a neng a ka kgona ho se etsa : Ho e na le hore Noe a nyahamiswe ke dintho tseo a neng a ke ke a kgona ho di etsa , o ile a phathahana ka dintho tseo a neng a ka kgona ho di etsa .

(src)="54"> As “ a preacher of righteousness , ” Noah faithfully proclaimed the warning message he had been given .
(trg)="56"> Kaha e ne e le “ mmoledi wa ho loka , ” ka botshepehi Noe o ile a phatlalatsa molaetsa wa temoso oo a neng a o filwe .

(src)="55"> No doubt , doing so helped Noah keep his faith strong .
(trg)="57"> Ha ho pelaelo hore seo se ile sa thusa Noe hore a dule a e na le tumelo e matla .

(src)="56"> In addition to preaching , he also used his physical and mental abilities to accomplish the God - assigned work of building an ark . ​ — Read Hebrews 11 : 7 .
(trg)="58"> Ha aa ka a sebedisa matla a hae feela ho etsa mosebetsi wa boboledi empa o ile a boela a a sebedisa ho phetha kabelo eo Modimo a neng a mo file yona ya ho haha areka . ​ — Bala Baheberu 11 : 7 .

(src)="57"> How can we imitate Noah’s example ?
(trg)="59"> Re ka etsisa mohlala wa Noe jwang ?

(src)="58"> Like Noah , we strive to have “ plenty to do in the work of the Lord . ”
(trg)="60"> Jwaloka Noe , re ikitlaelletsa ho ba le ‘ ho hongata hoo re ka ho etsang mosebetsing wa Morena . ’

(src)="59"> Such work may include the construction and maintenance of facilities for worship , volunteering to assist at assemblies and conventions , or caring for assignments at a branch office or a remote translation office .
(trg)="61"> Mosebetsi oo o ka akarelletsa ho haha le ho hlokomela dibaka tsa borapedi , ho ithaopela ho thusa dikopanong , ho sebeletsa Bethele kapa ofising ya phetolelo .

(src)="60"> Above all , we stay busy in the preaching work , knowing that this work strengthens our hope for the future .
(trg)="62"> Ka hodima tsohle , re dula re phathahane ka mosebetsi wa boboledi hobane o matlafatsa tshepo ya rona ka bokamoso .

(src)="61"> One faithful sister put it this way : “ When you talk to others about the blessings of God’s Kingdom , you realize that your listeners have absolutely no hope and that they see their problems as permanent . ”
(trg)="63"> Moradi wabo rona e mong o re : “ Ha o bua le ba bang ka dintho tseo Mmuso wa Modimo o tla re etsetsa tsona , o elellwa hore ha ba na tshepo ebile ba nahana hore mathata a bona a ke ke a fela . ”

(src)="62"> Indeed , sharing in the preaching work fortifies our positive view of the future and our resolve not to give up in the race for life . ​ — 1 Cor .
(trg)="64"> Ruri ho etsa mosebetsi wa boboledi ho matlafatsa tshepo ya rona hape ho re thusa hore re se ke ra tela peisong ya bophelo . ​ — 1 Bakor .

(src)="63"> 9 : 24 .
(trg)="65"> 9 : 24 .

(src)="64"> Describe the situation that David faced .
(trg)="66"> Hlalosa boemo boo Davida a ileng a tobana le bona .

(src)="65"> Jehovah described King David as “ a man agreeable to [ his ] heart . ”
(trg)="67"> Jehova o ile a re Morena Davida ke “ monna ya ratwang ke pelo ya [ hae ] . ”

(src)="66"> Overall , David’s life course was one of faithfulness .
(trg)="68"> Davida e ne e le monna ya tshepahalang .

(src)="67"> Even so , on occasion he fell into serious sin .
(trg)="69"> Leha ho le jwalo , o ile a etsa sebe se tebileng .

(src)="68"> He committed adultery with Bath - sheba .
(trg)="70"> O ile a etsa bofebe le Bathe - sheba .

(src)="69"> To make matters worse , he tried to hide the sin by arranging for her husband , Uriah , to be killed in battle .
(trg)="71"> Ho hobe le ho feta , o ile a leka ho pata sebe sa hae ka ho etsa tokisetso ya hore Uria , monna wa Bathe - sheba , a bolawe ntweng .

(src)="70"> David even sent what amounted to Uriah’s death sentence by means of the man’s own hand !
(trg)="72"> Davida o ile a ba a nea Uria lengolo le yang ho molaodi wa sesole le neng le fana ka taelo ya hore a bolawe !

(src)="71"> Inevitably , David’s sins came to light .
(trg)="73"> Empa qetellong sebe sa Davida se ile sa hlahella pepeneneng .

(src)="72"> When that happened , how did David react ?
(trg)="74"> Davida o ile a etsang ha seo se etsahala ?

(src)="73"> Past sins ( See paragraphs 11 - 14 )
(trg)="75"> Ha o tshwenngwa ke dibe tsa nakong e fetileng ( Sheba serapa sa 11 - 14 )

(src)="74"> 11 , 12 . ( a ) After he sinned , what could David not do ?
(trg)="76"> 11 , 12 . ( a ) Ke eng seo Davida a neng a ke ke a kgona ho se etsa ka mora ho etsa sebe ?

(src)="75"> ( b ) If we repent after making serious mistakes , we can trust that Jehovah will do what for us ?
(trg)="77"> ( b ) Jehova a ka re thusa jwang haeba re baka e le kannete ?

(src)="76"> What David could not do : David could not undo what he had done .
(trg)="78"> Seo Davida a neng a ke ke a kgona ho se etsa : Davida o ne a ke ke a fetola seo a se entseng .

(src)="77"> And he could not escape the consequences of his mistakes .
(trg)="79"> Hape o ne a ke ke a balehela diphello tsa sebe sa hae .

(src)="78"> In fact , some of those consequences would stay with David for the rest of his life .
(trg)="80"> O ne a tla tobana le tse ding tsa diphello tseo bophelo bohle ba hae .

(src)="79"> Thus , he needed faith .
(src)="80"> He had to trust that when he truly repented , Jehovah would forgive him and help him endure the consequences of his actions .
(trg)="81"> Kahoo , o ne a lokela ho ba le tumelo le ho tshepa hore ha a ka baka e le kannete , Jehova o ne a tla mo tshwarela a be a mo thuse ho mamella diphello tseo tse bohloko .

(src)="81"> Being imperfect , all of us sin .
(trg)="82"> Kaofela ha rona re baetsadibe mme re etsa diphoso .

(src)="82"> Some mistakes are more serious than others .
(src)="83"> In some cases , we may not be able to undo our mistakes .
(trg)="83"> Diphoso tse ding di mpe haholo , hoo ka dinako tse ding re ke keng ra kgona ho di lokisa .

(src)="84"> We may simply have to live with the consequences .
(trg)="84"> Re tla tlameha ho phela le diphello tsa tsona .

(src)="85"> But we take God at his word , trusting that if we are repentant , Jehovah will support us through difficult times ​ — even when those difficulties are of our own making . ​ — Read Isaiah 1 : 18 , 19 ; Acts 3 : 19 .
(trg)="85"> Empa re kgodisehile hore haeba re baka e le kannete , Jehova o tla re thusa ho sebetsana le mathata esita le a bakilweng ke diphoso tsa rona . ​ — Bala Esaia 1 : 18 , 19 ; Liketso 3 : 19 .

(src)="86"> How did David recover spiritually ?
(trg)="86"> Ke eng e ileng ya thusa Davida hore a boele a be matla tumelong ?

(src)="87"> What David could do : David allowed Jehovah to help him recover spiritually .
(trg)="87"> Seo Davida a neng a ka kgona ho se etsa : Davida o ile a dumella Jehova hore a mo thuse hore a boele a be matla tumelong .