Commentary

Daily commentary on examining the Scriptures.

No more haughty boasters

Saturday, November 11 The name of God is being blasphemed among the nations because of you.—Rom. 2:24. What a privilege it is for us not only to know God’s personal name but also to bear it as “a people for his name.” We implore our heavenly Father: “Let your name be sanctified.” Your making such a request may move you to ask Jehovah to help you [...]

2019-09-20T12:43:59-04:00November 11th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|105 Comments

The Watchtower’s Grand Climax Phallacy

Tuesday, November 7 Oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you.—Jas. 4:7. As we near the end of this system of things, Satan wants us to relax our guard, to “be kind” to ourselves by carving out a niche in this world, thus losing our sense of urgency. Do not let that happen to you! Instead, “keep on the watch.” Never believe Satan’s deceptive propaganda that the [...]

2019-09-20T12:47:06-04:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|163 Comments

Christ is yet to appear

Monday, October 30 You people must be born again.—John 3:7. Before receiving this personal witness from God’s spirit, anointed Christians cherished an earthly hope. They longed for the time when Jehovah would cleanse this earth, and they wanted to be part of that blessed future. Perhaps they even pictured themselves welcoming back their loved ones from the grave. They looked forward to living in the homes [...]

2019-09-20T12:58:09-04:00October 30th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|88 Comments

Eat some garlic!

Commentary on the Daily Text of Jehovah's Witnesses Saturday, October 28 Do not drink water any longer, but take a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent cases of sickness.—1 Tim. 5:23. We do not live at a time when a fellow Christian can use “gifts of healing” to cure us. But some well-intentioned brothers give unsolicited health recommendations. Granted, someone might simply offer general, [...]

2019-09-20T13:04:22-04:00October 28th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|144 Comments

The last days of the Watchtower

Friday, October 27 O Jehovah, open my lips, so that my mouth may declare your praise.—Ps. 51:15. Speech is part of our daily life, but we do not need to talk all the time. In fact, the Bible says that there is “a time to be silent.” Maintaining silence when others are speaking can be a mark of respect. Controlling our tongue to keep quiet about a [...]

2019-12-04T04:12:09-05:00October 27th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|148 Comments

The vision is yet for its appointed time

Sunday, October 22 The righteous one will live by reason of faith.—Gal. 3:11. We must never doubt that if we follow God’s direction, it will turn out for our good. It is vital that we put faith in the One who can really help. Paul reminds us that God is “the one who can, according to his power that is operating in us, do more than superabundantly [...]

2019-09-20T13:09:14-04:00October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Commentary|150 Comments

The Second Coming of Elijah

Commentary on the Daily Text of Jehovah's Witnesses Saturday, October 21 There will be no dew or rain except by my word!—1 Ki. 17:1. In Israel’s early history, people had the opportunity to see and hear about how God acted in Israel’s behalf. Jehovah miraculously delivered his people out of Egypt, and then king after king fell before them. Israel’s opponents refused to acknowledge that God was fighting [...]

2019-09-20T13:10:01-04:00October 21st, 2017|Categories: Commentary|41 Comments

I shall have to correct you to the proper degree

Friday, October 20 I well know, O Jehovah, that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.—Jer. 10:23. From the Bible we learn that humans are not created with the right of self-determination, to be independent of God, and that ignoring this fundamental truth will have sad consequences. This is critically important to our welfare. [...]

2019-09-20T13:10:52-04:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|148 Comments

Just as the days of Noah

Commentary on the daily text of Jehovah's Witnesses Wednesday, October 18 [Noah] proved himself faultless among his contemporaries.—Gen. 6:9. Noah lived in an evil world but had no desire to make its inhabitants his close friends. He did not seek the companionship of ungodly people. He and the seven members of his family occupied themselves with the doing of God-given work, which included building an ark. Meanwhile, [...]

2019-09-20T13:13:32-04:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|648 Comments

Whatever happened to 666?

Sunday, October 15 They are no part of the world, just as I am no part of the world.—John 17:16. We should not be surprised if the world hates us for our neutral stand; Jesus warned us that it would. Most opposers do not appreciate the importance of the issues involved in Christian neutrality. For us, though, these are matters of utmost importance. Loyalty to Jehovah requires [...]

2019-09-20T13:14:23-04:00October 15th, 2017|Categories: Commentary|352 Comments