With regard to false reasoning, the principle at Galatians 6:7 applies: “Do not be misled . . . Whatever a man is sowing, this he will also reap.” If a plot of soil is left unsown, weeds easily take over. Likewise, if we do not arouse our clear thinking faculties, false reasonings can take root in our minds. For example, we might tell ourselves, ‘Jehovah’s day is undoubtedly coming—but not immediately.’ Such a shift in expectations could lead to a relaxed approach toward our theocratic activities. In time, we could begin to neglect our spiritual routine. Jehovah’s day could then catch us unawares.—2 Pet. 3:10.
However, false reasoning will not take root in our minds if we constantly prove to ourselves “the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” (Rom. 12:2) Regular reading of God’s Word is one of the best helps to this end. The Scriptures can strengthen our conviction that Jehovah always acts at the appointed time.—Hab. 2:3.
Our study, prayers, faithful meeting attendance, and preaching, along with loving acts of kindness, will enable us to ‘keep close in mind the presence of the day of Jehovah.’ (2 Pet. 3:11, 12) Jehovah will notice our constancy. The apostle Paul reminds us: “Let us not give up in doing what is fine, for in due season we shall reap if we do not tire out.”—Gal. 6:9.
Now is certainly not the time to allow false reasoning to deceive us into thinking that Jehovah’s day has been postponed. Rather, it is the time to make our hearts firm, for Jehovah’s day has drawn close.