The gods that did not make the heavens and earth will perish

Remaining in the 10th chapter of Jeremiah, Jehovah instructs his prophet to say to them: “The gods that did not make the heavens and the earth will perish from the earth and from under these heavens.” Not all those regarded as gods are lifeless idols made of wood and covered with gold. Some gods are spirit creatures, far more powerful and intelligent than humans, but still, [...]

2022-04-15T09:24:22-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Jeremiah|

The shepherds have behaved senselessly

A continuation of commentaries based upon Jeremiah. The tenth chapter of Jeremiah opens with Jehovah’s denunciation of Israel. “This is what Jehovah says: ‘Do not learn the way of the nations, and do not be terrified by the signs of the heavens because the nations are terrified by them. For the customs of the peoples are a delusion. It is just a tree of the forest [...]

2022-04-05T20:34:18-04:00August 21st, 2021|Categories: Jeremiah|

You are living in the midst of deception

A continuation of the Jeremiah series. Unlike his prophet-contemporaries Daniel and Ezekiel who were in Babylon, Jeremiah was in Jerusalem when the siege began. You might say he was at ground zero. Although Jeremiah also penned an entire Bible book called Lamentations lamenting the fall of Jerusalem, he also expressed his grief in the book bearing his name. In the eighth chapter, the prophet wrote: [...]

2022-09-16T04:52:40-04:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Jeremiah|

Poisonous snakes that cannot be charmed

A continuation of the Jeremiah series.  It has been a long, gradual process. Over the past year of lockdowns the Governing Body has regularly announced the updated death toll from Covid. (It should be noted that people no longer seem to die of any other disease. Virtually all deaths are Covid related.) Just a few months ago the Governing Body said vaccination was a conscience matter. [...]

2022-10-12T08:25:39-04:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: Featured, Jeremiah|

Can you make sacrifices to Baal and be saved?

A continuation of the Jeremiah series There were many gods worshipped in ancient times. The Bible names a few, such as Molech, Chemosh, Dagon, Nisroch, and a plethora of baals, which simply meant lord in Hebrew. Just among the Jews, Jehovah accused them of having as many gods as there were cities in Judah. (Jer. 2:28)  All of those gods, though, whatever they were called, [...]

2021-08-11T12:30:29-04:00August 10th, 2021|Categories: Jeremiah|

This is the temple of Jehovah, the temple of Jehovah!

This a continuation of the Jeremiah series When Jesus walked the earth the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem was the center of worship of Jesus’ Father. However, the Son of God revealed a new form of worship was going to replace the temple-centered religion of the Jews. Amazingly, Jesus first made this startling revelation to a non-Jewish person and a woman at that! Speaking to a [...]

2021-08-10T03:44:03-04:00August 9th, 2021|Categories: Jeremiah|

A calamity looms from the north, a great disaster

A continuation of the commentary on Jeremiah The fifth chapter of Jeremiah concluded with God posing the somewhat unsettling question: “But what will you do when the end comes”?  The sixth chapter opens with the answer: “Take shelter, O sons of Benjamin, away from Jerusalem. Blow the horn in Tekoa; light a fire signal over Beth-haccherem! For a calamity looms from the north, a great disaster.” [...]

2021-08-06T06:31:42-04:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Jeremiah|

But what will you do when the end comes?

Jesus said the good news of the Kingdom will be preached throughout the world and then the end will come. The Watchtower has been instrumental in accomplishing the global preaching work Christ foretold. To that end, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has published material in over 1,000 languages. The New World Translation has been published in over 100 languages. Since the end of the last [...]

2021-07-04T08:35:07-04:00July 1st, 2021|Categories: Jeremiah|

I will contend further with you

Jehovah established marriage. In fact, God conducted the very first wedding in the Garden of Eden when He created a woman from one of Adam’s surgically removed ribs and then brought her to the man. Evidently, wedlock was intended as the only human institution. We know the sad ending of that original marriage.  Marriage, though, with all of its connotations, is used by God metaphorically. God [...]

2021-04-30T09:38:50-04:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Jeremiah|

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 [...]

2022-02-01T07:02:09-05:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Commentary, Jeremiah|
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