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Daily commentary on examining the Scriptures.

The Apostasy Must Come First

Be obedient to those who are taking the lead among you and be submissive, for they are keeping watch over you.—Heb. 13:17. What should we do if a contagious disease is spreading where we live? We should obey emergency regulations, such as those regarding washing our hands, social distancing, wearing a mask, and quarantining. Our diligence in these areas shows how deeply we appreciate God’s gift [...]

2024-02-26T22:01:22-05:00February 26th, 2024|Categories: Commentary|

They have built a flimsy wall

Your deliverance is getting near. —Luke 21:28. The end of false religion will come suddenly, catching the world by surprise. (Rev. 18:8-10) The destruction of Babylon the Great will be world-shaking and may cause hardships, but God’s people will have at least two reasons to rejoice. This long-standing enemy of Jehovah God will be gone forever, and our deliverance from this wicked system of things will [...]

2024-01-03T17:20:37-05:00January 3rd, 2024|Categories: Commentary|

False Christs will arise and perform great signs and wonders

This slightly edited article was originally posted on the e-jehovahs-witnesses discussion forum, which is where my daily text commentaries appear now. Below is the Watchtower's daily text for December 13th.  The person faithful in what is least is faithful also in much, and the person unrighteous in what is least is unrighteous also in much.—Luke 16:10. As the end of this system of things draws near, [...]

2023-12-14T11:38:38-05:00December 14th, 2023|Categories: Commentary|

Jehovah’s Witnesses and their graven image

Thursday, November 21 You must not make for yourself a carved image or a form like anything that is in the heavens above or on the earth below . . . You must not bow down to them. —Ex. 20:4, 5. Moved by his deep love for God, Jesus worshipped Jehovah exclusively, both when he was in heaven and when he was on earth. (Luke 4:8) He taught his [...]

2023-11-23T20:18:20-05:00November 22nd, 2023|Categories: Commentary|

You have caused this people to trust a lie

Monday, November 15 Sudden destruction is to be instantly on them, . . . and they will by no means escape. —1 Thess. 5:3. Imagine that the nations have just made their long-awaited proclamation of “peace and security.” They may boast that the world has never been so safe. The nations will want us to think that they have the world situation under control. But they have absolutely no [...]

2023-12-06T07:22:46-05:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Commentary, Jeremiah|

Awake and shout joyfully, you residents in the dust!

Sunday, November 14 Look! a great crowd. —Rev. 7:9. The apostle John received an exciting prophetic vision. In it, angels are told to hold back the destructive winds of the great tribulation until the final sealing of a group of slaves. (Rev. 7:1-3) That group is made up of 144,000 who will rule with Jesus in heaven. (Luke 12:32; Rev. 7:4) Then John mentions another group, so [...]

2021-11-14T08:57:29-05:00November 14th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|

The wisdom of their wise men will perish

Wednesday, November 10 They will become one flock, one shepherd. —John 10:16. Not all who have the hope of living in heaven are part of “the faithful and discreet slave.” (Matt. 24:45-47) Just as in the first century, Jehovah and Jesus today are using a few brothers to feed, or teach, many. Only a few anointed Christians in the first century were used to write the [...]

2021-11-12T06:54:07-05:00November 10th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|

Daily Text for Jehovah’s Witnesses (Nov 6)

Saturday, November 6 Jehovah is my helper; I will not be afraid. —Heb. 13:6. When our enemies ban our worship, they hope to make us afraid to serve Jehovah. In addition to the ban, they may circulate false stories, send officials to search our homes, drag us to court, or even imprison some of us. They hope that we will be terrified because they managed to [...]

2021-11-06T10:41:47-04:00November 6th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|

The brightness of his coming

Tuesday, November 2 They will gather his chosen ones together. —Matt. 24:31. In recent years, the number of those partaking at the Memorial has been going up. Do we need to worry about this? No. “Jehovah knows those who belong to him.” (2 Tim. 2:19) Unlike Jehovah, the brothers who count the number of those partaking at the Memorial do not know who truly is anointed. So [...]

2022-05-02T09:50:05-04:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Commentary|

Remove his filthy garments

Tuesday, October 26 Against you —you above all— I have sinned. —Ps. 51:4. If you commit a serious sin, do not try to cover the error. Instead, openly confess your sin to Jehovah in prayer. You will then begin to feel some relief from the anxiety caused by a guilty conscience. But if you want to restore your friendship with Jehovah, you need to do more than [...]

2021-10-26T15:53:06-04:00October 26th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|
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