January 2016

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The Children Who Are the Work of My Hands

Sunday, January 31 Just as the Father taught me, I speak these things.—John 8:28. Noah’s sons helped their father build the ark, and then they went into it. Because they valued what they had received through him, they had the privilege of helping to preserve the human race and reestablish true worship on a cleansed earth. Hananiah, [...]

January 31st, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

You Will Hear a Word Behind You

Friday, January 29 Pay attention to what you are hearing.—Mark 4:24. The world is so saturated with conflicting religious teachings and doctrines that many people feel that searching for the true religion is futile. However, Jehovah has made his guidance abundantly clear for those who are willing to take advantage of it. We have to [...]

January 29th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

The Lion Has Roared!

Thursday, January 28 I was a herdsman, and I took care of sycamore fig trees.—Amos 7:14. We see in the case of the prophet Amos that Jehovah noticed the potential of one of his servants, even though he might have appeared to many to be rather insignificant or unassuming. Amos’ bold response to the corrupt [...]

January 28th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Great Tribulation

Wednesday, January 27 There will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again.—Matt. 24:21. Regarding his invisible presence and the conclusion of the system of things, Jesus said the above. This unparalleled tribulation will start when Jehovah brings destruction on “Babylon the Great,” the world [...]

January 27th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

Jehovah Lovingly Warns

Tuesday, January 26 If you turn to doing good, will you not be restored to favor? But if you do not turn to doing good, sin is crouching at the door, and its craving is to dominate you.—Gen. 4:7. All of Jehovah’s warnings are really evidence of his loving, watchful care for us as individuals. True, [...]

January 26th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

When Did We See You in Prison?

Monday, January 25 To the extent that you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.—Matt. 25:40. Early in his discourse found in Matthew chapters 24 and 25, Jesus indicated that the sign of his presence would include a remarkable feature—the good news of the Kingdom would “be preached [...]

January 25th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

How Much Longer?

Sunday, January 24 They collected the fine ones into containers, but the unsuitable they threw away.—Matt. 13:48. Understanding the lesson of this illustration helps us to avoid being overly distraught or disappointed if a Bible student or one of our children does not make the truth his own. This may happen despite all our best efforts. [...]

January 24th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|3 Comments

Second Coming of Christ Completes the New Covenant

Friday, January 22 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers . . . , “my covenant that they broke.”—Jer. 31:32. How do the Law covenant and the new covenant compare? The Law covenant was between Jehovah and natural Israel; the new covenant is between Jehovah and spiritual Israel. Moses was the mediator of the [...]

January 22nd, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

The Love of Many Will Grow Cold

Monday, January 18 Love is patient and kind.—1 Cor. 13:4. Putting into practice what Paul wrote concerning love can prevent many problems, can result in happiness, and can bring us God’s blessing. Just as God has shown patience and kindness in dealing with imperfect humans, we need to be patient and kind when others make mistakes and are [...]

January 18th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

A Watchman Is What I Have Made You

Saturday, January 16 If you warn someone wicked and he does not turn back from his wickedness and from his wicked course, he will die for his error, but you will certainly save your own life.—Ezek. 3:19. True Christians already enjoy a friendship with Jehovah and the hope of eternal life. Yet, we recognize [...]

January 16th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

As to a light shining in a dark place

Thursday, January 14 Solid food belongs to mature people, to those who through use have their powers of discernment trained to distinguish both right and wrong.—Heb. 5:14. Discernment is good judgment—the ability to tell right from wrong and then choose the wise course. It has been defined as “the ability to make sound judgements in spiritual [...]

January 14th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|1 Comment

They began to notice the daughters of men

Wednesday, January 13 Everyone who keeps on looking at a woman so as to have a passion for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.—Matt. 5:28. The disastrous path of immorality often starts with the eyes. Many Christians who have fallen into wrongdoing have weakened their moral defenses by viewing pornography, reading erotic [...]

January 13th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|1 Comment

Jehovah Will Choose to Become

Monday, January 11 Look! The people of Israel are more numerous and mightier than we are.—Ex. 1:9. “Consequently, the Egyptians forced the Israelites into harsh slavery. They made their life bitter with hard labor, as they worked with clay mortar and bricks and in every form of slavery in the field.”  Pharaoh even decreed that all [...]

January 11th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

Reasoning with Jehovah’s Witnesses on 1914

Tuesday, January 5 Let your words always be gracious, . . . so that you will know how you should answer each person.—Col. 4:6. A number of years ago, a Christian sister was discussing the Bible with her unbelieving husband. During their discussion, her husband said that he believed in the Trinity. Discerning that he might not have [...]

January 5th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

Things God Has Carefully Hidden

Monday, January 4 He became overjoyed in the holy spirit and said: “I publicly praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have carefully hidden these things from wise and intellectual ones.”—Luke 10:21. Can you imagine what it was like to see Jesus Christ become “overjoyed in the holy spirit”? Perhaps you picture his [...]

January 4th, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

Peace, Can It Last?

Saturday, January 2 The little one will become a thousand.—Isa. 60:22. In the 20th century, millions of people died as a result of warfare, especially during the two world wars. But as World War II was raging in 1942, Nathan Knorr, who was then taking the lead among Jehovah’s Witnesses, delivered the convention discourse “Peace—Can It Last?” That [...]

January 2nd, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|0 Comments

The Unappreciative Slave

Friday, January 1 Give thanks to Jehovah, for he is good.—Ps. 106:1. Jehovah, the Giver of “every good gift and every perfect present,” is indeed worthy of our thanks.  As our loving Shepherd, he tenderly cares for all our physical and spiritual needs. He has proved to be “our refuge and strength”—especially in times of distress! [...]

January 1st, 2016|Commentary, January 2016|3 Comments