Commentary

Daily commentary on examining the Scriptures.

Just like lightning, so the presence of the Son of man will be

Friday, June 11 You will be hated by all the nations on account of my name. —Matt. 24:9. When persecuted, pray to Jehovah, “pour out your heart like water,” and tell your loving Father about all your fears and anxieties. (Lam. 2:19) The more you pray this way, the closer you will feel to Jehovah. (Rom. 8:38, 39) Be convinced that the blessings of God’s Kingdom will [...]

2021-06-11T10:18:30-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

Hear the word of Jehovah, you dictators of Sodom!

Sunday, June 6 If you are doing what is bad, be in fear.—Rom. 13:4. Child abuse is a grave sin. The child abuser hurts the child in devastating ways. He betrays the child’s trust, robbing the child of his or her security. Children must be protected from such a wicked deed, and those who have been victimized by it need comfort and help. (1 Thess. 5:14) When [...]

2021-06-08T17:13:45-04:00June 6th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

Fresh air and sunshine

Sunday, May 30 He will be filled with holy spirit even from before birth. —Luke 1:15. Throughout the Bible, there are many examples of men of faith who received holy spirit; yet, they did not have the hope of living in heaven. David was guided by holy spirit. (1 Sam. 16:13) Holy spirit helped him to understand the deep things about Jehovah and also directed him to write [...]

2021-05-30T18:33:29-04:00May 30th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

The lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan

Monday, May 24 You will be able to extinguish all the wicked one’s burning arrows. —Eph. 6:16. Satan, “the father of the lie,” uses those under his control to spread lies about Jehovah and about our brothers and sisters. (John 8:44) For instance, apostates publish lies and distort facts about Jehovah’s organization on websites and through television and other media. Those lies are among Satan’s “burning [...]

2021-05-24T11:47:11-04:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

Peace and Security and the Downfall of America

Friday, May 21 Whenever it is that they are saying, “Peace and security!” then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them. —1 Thess. 5:3. World leaders sometimes use similar expressions when they talk about stabilizing relationships between nations. However, the announcement of “peace and security” that the Bible describes will be different. Why? When this happens, people may think that world leaders have succeeded in making [...]

2021-05-21T09:46:23-04:00May 21st, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

“My idol did this”

Wednesday, May 19 Keep in expectation of it! For it will without fail come true. —Hab. 2:3. We naturally long for the good things that Jehovah has promised. However, when the fulfillment of our expectations appears to be delayed, it may dampen our enthusiasm. We could even lose heart. (Prov. 13:12) This happened at the beginning of the 20th century. At that time, many anointed Christians expected [...]

2021-05-19T12:11:22-04:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

The coming flood of Jehovah’s indignation

Tuesday, May 18 I [will] sanctify myself through you before their eyes, O Gog. —Ezek. 38:16. Gog will trust in his “arm of flesh” —his military might. (2 Chron. 32:8) We will trust in Jehovah our God —a stand that will seem foolish to the nations. After all, the gods of the once powerful Babylon the Great did not save her from “the wild beast” and its “ten horns”! (Rev. [...]

2021-05-18T14:37:19-04:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

Churches open – Kingdom halls closed

Monday, May 17 Go on carrying the burdens of one another. —Gal. 6:2. Commendably, many congregations and individuals do what they can to enable those in full-time service to remain in their assignments. They do so by encouraging them to continue their work, by giving them financial or other material support, or by helping them to care for their family members back home. If those in full-time [...]

2021-05-17T16:30:47-04:00May 17th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

When those taking the lead no longer take the lead

Wednesday, May 12 Be in subjection to the older men. . . . Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the haughty ones. —1 Pet. 5:5. Avoid being presumptuous. If we heed the direction we receive from trusted, responsible brothers, we will avoid problems. For example, in a land where the work is under ban, the responsible brothers had directed that the publishers not leave printed literature [...]

2021-05-12T08:53:36-04:00May 12th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments

You tolerate that woman Jezebel

Tuesday, May 11 It is enough! Now, O Jehovah, take my life away. —1 Ki. 19:4. Elijah became afraid when Queen Jezebel threatened to kill him. So he fled to the area of Beer-sheba. He became so discouraged that “he asked that he might die.” What made him feel that way? Elijah was an imperfect man, “a man with feelings like ours.” (Jas. 5:17) Perhaps he felt overwhelmed [...]

2021-05-11T09:44:57-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Commentary|0 Comments
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