Commentary

Daily commentary on examining the Scriptures.

Should the Potter be regarded the same as the clay?

Friday, July 10 Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need. —Matt. 5:3. Unlike the animals, you have a spiritual need, which only your Creator can satisfy. (Matt. 4:4) When you listen appreciatively to him, you gain insight, wisdom, and happiness. God satisfies your spiritual need by means of his Word and the abundance of spiritual food that he provides through “the faithful and discreet slave.” [...]

2020-07-10T08:47:03-04:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

No weapon formed against you will have any success?

Thursday, July 9 I will fortify you, yes, I will help you. —Isa. 41:10. Isaiah had already described how Jehovah would fortify, or strengthen, his people, saying: “Jehovah will come with power, and his arm will rule for him.” (Isa. 40:10) The Bible often uses the word “arm” symbolically to signify power. So the statement that Jehovah’s “arm will rule” reminds us that Jehovah is a powerful King. [...]

2020-07-09T08:08:20-04:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

Truth in the Age of the Internet

Wednesday, July 8 Well done, good and faithful slave! You were faithful over a few things. I will appoint you over many things. Enter into the joy of your master. —Matt. 25:21. Even before Jehovah’s Son came to earth and set a perfect example of how to impart encouragement, faithful servants of Jehovah were conscious of the need to be encouraging. When threatened by the Assyrians, [...]

2020-07-08T08:44:17-04:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

The Watchtower and the pursuit of riches

Tuesday, July 7 The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one. —1 John 5:19. Satan wants us to become like him —a rebel who ignores Jehovah’s standards and is motivated by selfishness. He surrounds us with people who are already corrupted by him and hopes that they will “spoil” or “corrupt” the way we think and act. (1 Cor. 15:33; ftn.) Satan also tries to [...]

2020-07-07T09:23:03-04:00July 7th, 2020|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

When will the Watchtower end the shutdown?

Monday, July 6 Let us consider one another so as to incite to love and fine works. —Heb. 10:24. To attend meetings regularly, we may need to demonstrate courage in the face of difficult circumstances. Some of our brothers and sisters attend meetings despite being burdened by grief, discouragement, or health problems. Others courageously attend meetings despite strong opposition from family members or governmental authorities. Think for [...]

2020-07-06T21:11:42-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

It was Jehovah’s will to crush him

Sunday, July 5 He let himself be afflicted, but he would not open his mouth. —Isa. 53:7. When we are under stress, it is difficult to be meek. Our words may become harsh and our tone cold. If you have ever felt stressed, consider the example of Jesus. During the final months of his life on earth, Jesus was under intense stress. He knew that he [...]

2020-07-05T15:25:44-04:00July 5th, 2020|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

How long will you continue to judge with injustice?

Saturday, July 4 All things are naked and openly exposed to the eyes of the one to whom we must give an account. —Heb. 4:13. Under the Mosaic Law, appointed older men were responsible for handling not only spiritual matters but also civil and criminal cases. Consider a few examples. If an Israelite killed someone, he was not arbitrarily executed. The elders of his city would [...]

2020-07-04T08:15:40-04:00July 4th, 2020|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

How we know these are not the last days

Wednesday, July 1 Keep perceiving what the will of Jehovah is. —Eph. 5:17. We are living in “critical times” that are “hard to deal with,” and life is going to become even more difficult before a new day dawns and true peace is restored to this earth. (2 Tim. 3:1) So we do well to ask ourselves, ‘Where am I looking for help and direction?’ Centuries ago, [...]

2020-07-01T07:01:54-04:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

What will the day of Jehovah mean for you?

Tuesday, June 30 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down, but a good word cheers it up. —Prov. 12:25. Paul showed that even one who has the responsibility of encouraging others needs to be built up himself. To Christians living in Rome, he wrote: “I am longing to see you, that I may impart some spiritual gift to you for you to be made firm; [...]

2020-06-30T10:02:19-04:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

My Field Service Experiences

Monday, June 29 These are the ones who . . . bear fruit with endurance. —Luke 8:15. If you have ever felt discouraged when preaching in less responsive territories, you will relate to the apostle Paul. During his approximately 30-year-long ministry, he helped numerous individuals to become disciples of Christ. (Acts 14:21; 2 Cor. 3:2, 3) Still, he did not succeed in moving many Jews to become true worshippers. On the contrary, [...]

2020-06-29T09:46:45-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments