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It hasn’t exactly been a daily commentary. On average more like every other day —exhibited by the fact that over the course of the roughly past two years I have published 366 commentaries. It was good discipline, imposing a sort of daily writing deadline upon myself. But after 366 commentaries on the Watchtower’s Daily Text, it is becoming rather repetitive since the subject matter is more [...]

2019-09-19T15:51:21-04:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|52 Comments

Jehovah Has Become King – really?

Tuesday, December 12 Let them praise your great name.—Ps. 99:3. Unlike some religious people who mistakenly think that they will praise God once they have left the earth and gone to heaven, all of Jehovah’s Witnesses realize the need to praise him here and now on the earth. We thereby follow the example of the faithful servants of Jehovah described at Psalm 99:1-3, 5. As that [...]

2019-09-19T15:52:28-04:00December 12th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|56 Comments

The Appointed Times of the Nations

Commentary on the Daily Text of Jehovah's Witnesses Sunday, December 10 Lord, are you restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?—Acts 1:6. Before Jesus ascended to heaven, his apostles asked the above. Jesus’ answer showed that it was not the time for them to know when God’s Kingdom would start ruling. He told his disciples to focus on the important witnessing work that they needed [...]

2019-09-19T15:53:32-04:00December 10th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|55 Comments

Look! I have forewarned you

Thursday, December 7 Take your stand against [Satan], firm in the faith.—1 Pet. 5:9. Satan is at war with the anointed remnant and the “other sheep.” The Devil’s goal is to devour as many of Jehovah’s servants as he can in the short time that he has left. Can we win our fight against Satan? Yes! The Bible says: “Oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you.” Many scoff at [...]

2019-09-19T15:54:38-04:00December 7th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|175 Comments

Do you belong to God’s spirit-directed organization?

Saturday, December 2 I have come . . . to do, not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.—John 6:38. Imagine that a friend gives you a car as a gift. He hands you the title and says: “I will keep the keys. And I will be the one who drives the car, not you.” How would you feel? Now think about [...]

2019-09-19T15:56:15-04:00December 2nd, 2017|Categories: Commentary|111 Comments

Then it will be face-to-face

Commentary on the Daily Text of Jehovah's Witnesses Thursday, November 30 I rejoiced before him all the time.—Prov. 8:30. Jesus joyfully worked alongside his Father, rejoicing both in what he accomplished and in the knowledge that Jehovah was fond of him. What, though, about us? Jesus said that there is happiness both in giving and in receiving. It brought us joy to receive the truth, and it brings [...]

2019-09-19T15:57:23-04:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|83 Comments

You must drink it!

Commentary on the Daily Text of Jehovah's Witnesses Monday, November 27 The naive person believes every word, but the shrewd one ponders each step.—Prov. 14:15. Sadly, in this greedy world, there are those who seize on people’s illness as an opportunity to make money. Other individuals or companies stress the use of products that are high-priced in order to make large profits. To a sick person [...]

2019-09-19T15:58:31-04:00November 27th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|35 Comments

The Presence of the Lord has Drawn Close

Commentary on the Daily Text of Jehovah's Witnesses Wednesday, November 22 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you.—Jas. 4:8. By continuing to ponder over spiritual things, we will maintain our enthusiasm for the truth. Thus we will be a source of refreshment to our brothers and to the interested ones we meet in the field service. Meditating deeply on God’s greatest gift, the [...]

2019-09-19T16:00:52-04:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Commentary|46 Comments

Jehovah will enter into judgment with the elders

Monday, November 20 Your servants have come . . . out of regard for the name of Jehovah your God, because we have heard about his fame and about all he did.—Josh. 9:9. The Gibeonites wisely recognized Israel’s backer to be the true God. Rahab too perceived God’s hand in the events of her day. After learning about how Jehovah rescued his people, she told two Israelite spies: “I [...]

2019-09-19T16:03:08-04:00November 20th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|57 Comments

The spiritual paradise to come

Sunday, November 12 The heavens are my throne, and the earth is my footstool.—Isa. 66:1. Besides referring to the earth, the term “footstool” is also employed figuratively in the Hebrew Scriptures to describe the ancient temple used by the Israelites. Located on the earth, the temple served as the center of true worship. For that reason, it was truly beautiful in Jehovah’s eyes and its very existence [...]

2019-09-20T12:43:04-04:00November 12th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|172 Comments