Commentary

Daily commentary on examining the Scriptures.

The United Nations and Babylon the Great

Monday, April 19 I will show you the judgment on the great prostitute. —Rev. 17:1. Babylon the Great, the world empire of false religion, has brought much reproach on God’s name. She has taught lies about God. She has prostituted herself spiritually by forming alliances with earth’s rulers. She has used her power and influence to exploit her flocks. And she has spilled much blood, including the [...]

2021-04-19T09:59:13-04:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

The Masters of “Jehovah’s Servants”

Thursday, April 15 We are [not] the masters over your faith, but we are fellow workers for your joy, for it is by your faith that you are standing. —2 Cor. 1:24. Jehovah has not given us authority to make personal decisions for others. Someone who makes needless rules is not protecting his brother’s safety —he is trying to become the master of his brother’s faith. Satan the Devil will [...]

2021-04-15T18:16:39-04:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

Is it persecution or punishment?

Wednesday, April 7 All those desiring to live with godly devotion in association with Christ Jesus will also be persecuted. —2 Tim. 3:12. In 2018, more than 223,000 publishers of the good news lived in lands where our spiritual activities were banned or severely restricted. This is not surprising. True Christians expect to be persecuted. No matter where we live, secular authorities may suddenly and unexpectedly ban us [...]

2021-04-07T19:37:15-04:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Commentary, Jeremiah|0 Comments

Radio silence

Wednesday, March 24 Who really is the faithful and discreet slave? —Matt. 24:45. In 1919, Jesus appointed a small group of anointed brothers as “the faithful and discreet slave.” That slave takes the lead in the preaching work and gives Christ’s followers “food at the proper time.” Satan and his world have done much to make the work of that faithful slave challenging, even impossible, to carry [...]

2021-03-24T11:12:35-04:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

Unless those days were cut short

Tuesday, March 16 In the last days ridiculers will come with their ridicule. —2 Pet. 3:3. As Satan’s system nears its end, we can expect to face ever more difficult tests of loyalty to God and his Kingdom. We will likely continue to be the target of ridicule. This may especially happen as our neutrality is tested more and more. We must strengthen our loyalty now so that [...]

2021-03-16T08:42:09-04:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

On the day when the Son of man is revealed

Sunday, February 21 The plans of the diligent surely lead to success. —Prov. 21:5. Jesus likened our time to “the days of Noah,” and there is no doubt that we are living in “critical times hard to deal with.” (Matt. 24:37; 2 Tim. 3:1) With that reality in mind, some couples have concluded that they would like to postpone having children so that they can devote more time [...]

2021-02-27T07:02:31-05:00February 21st, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

They trust in unreality and speak what is worthless

Friday, February 19 Come . . . into an isolated place and rest up a little. —Mark 6:31. Jesus knew that at times he and the apostles needed some rest. However, many people back then and many today can be likened to the rich man in Jesus’ illustration. That man convinced himself: “Take it easy, eat, drink, enjoy yourself.” (Luke 12:19; 2 Tim. 3:4) He set his heart on rest and [...]

2021-02-27T07:30:34-05:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

Does God really approve of the Watchtower?

Friday, February 5 We are overturning reasonings and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God. —2 Cor. 10:5. Satan is determined to change our thinking. He uses every type of reasoning to counteract the influence of the truth of God’s Word. Satan continues to ask the same question he asked Eve in the garden of Eden: “Did God really say that . . . ?” (Gen. 3:1) In the [...]

2021-02-05T09:31:16-05:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

Watch out for the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy

Wednesday, February 3 On the testimony of two or three witnesses every matter may be established. —Matt. 18:16. Before the elders take judicial action, why are at least two witnesses required? This requirement is part of the Bible’s high standard of justice. When there is no confession of wrongdoing, two witnesses are required to establish the accusation and authorize the elders to take judicial action. (Deut. 19:15; 1 Tim. [...]

2021-02-03T19:59:24-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Commentary, Child Abuse|0 Comments

Where is your coating of plaster?

Sunday, January 31 Truth is not in him. —John 8:44. Satan’s lies add grief and suffering to mankind. Parents who are grieving the death of a child may be told that God has taken the child, perhaps to be an angel in heaven. Does this satanic lie lessen their pain or add to it? The false teaching of hellfire has been used to justify torture, including [...]

2021-01-31T08:57:31-05:00January 31st, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments
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