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Critical Times Hard to Deal With?

Monday, September 28 Critical times hard to deal with will be here.—2 Tim. 3:1. With the help of Jehovah, his spirit, and the Christian congregation, we can successfully overcome whatever disappointments or fears come our way. We can stay faithful. It is good to note that Paul introduced his prophecy about the last days with the expression [...]

September 28th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

You Will Stumble in Broad Daylight

Sunday, September 27 We are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field under cultivation, God’s building.—1 Cor. 3:9. People who work together often develop close friendships. All who are dedicated to Jehovah have the privilege of being considered both his friends and his “fellow workers.” Indeed, as we engage in the preaching and disciple-making work, [...]

September 27th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

Wisdom of Their Wise Men Will Perish

Friday, September 25 I am sending forth to you prophets and wise men and public instructors.—Matt. 23:34. Jesus was speaking about his disciples, whom he taught to use the Scriptures in their ministry. At Pentecost 33 C.E., one of these “public instructors,” the apostle Peter, gave a talk to a large crowd in Jerusalem in [...]

September 25th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

Satan’s sex-maddened world

Thursday, September 24 Neither let us practice fornication, as some of them committed fornication, only to fall.—1 Cor. 10:8. As servants of Jehovah, we certainly do not search for tempting situations that could lead to immoral sexual behavior. Instead, we pray that Jehovah God will not permit us to succumb when someone tempts us to [...]

September 24th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Parousia

Tuesday, September 22 Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time?—Matt. 24:45. “Brothers, I cannot begin to count the times you have put into my hands articles that contained just what I needed when I needed it most.” [...]

September 22nd, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

When Jehovah Asks for His Sheep Back

Monday, September 21 Keep hold of the weak, be patient with everybody.—1 Thess. 5:14, “An American Translation.” Rather than quickly giving up on the weak, let us “keep hold” of them, as it were, and continue supporting them. In the past, Jehovah dealt patiently with those of his servants who at times were discouraged. For [...]

September 21st, 2015|September 2015|0 Comments

The Assyrian and the 8th Kingdom

Saturday, September 19 He will certainly bring about deliverance from the Assyrian.—Mic. 5:6. Today, Jehovah certainly has provided an abundance of spiritual men to shepherd his precious sheep, to strengthen his people for the future attack of the modern-day “Assyrian.” The most practical step that we can take to prepare for the coming attack [...]

September 19th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

Discipline from Jehovah

Friday, September 18 What son is he that a father does not discipline?—Heb. 12:7. We need discipline from Jehovah in order to be fit to survive into his righteous new world. We show that we accept God’s direction in our lives by faithfully enduring in his service and allowing his spirit to refine us. [...]

September 18th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

What Would Jesus Do?

Wednesday, September 16 You young men and young women, . . . praise the name of Jehovah, for his name alone is unreachably high.—Ps. 148:12, 13. If you have cultivated in your heart a desire to serve Jehovah, enjoy the opportunities that come with being a young servant of God. Make choices that will enable you to [...]

September 16th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

A Great Crowd that Will Never Die

Tuesday, September 15 He died for all so that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for him who died for them and was raised up.—2 Cor. 5:15. Because of their love for God and their gratitude for the inestimable privilege of serving him, the early Christians gladly accepted “the ministry of [...]

September 15th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|1 Comment

The Sacred Secret of Christ

Monday, September 14 Honor your father and your mother.—Ex. 20:12. Jesus underscored this commandment by condemning the Pharisees and scribes who refused to provide for their parents. Jesus himself set a good example. For instance, when he was at the point of death on the stake, Jesus entrusted the care of his mother, who [...]

September 14th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

Beware the Idolizing of the Watchtower

Saturday, September 12 The reminder of Jehovah is trustworthy.—Ps. 19:7. Reminders helped early Christians to remain firm in the faith. Imagine the encouragement that Timothy must have received when the apostle Paul, who was then a prisoner in Rome, told him: “Keep holding the pattern of healthful words that you heard from me.” After encouraging [...]

September 12th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

What Will You Do?

Friday, September 11 Do not loiter at your business. Be aglow with the spirit. Slave for Jehovah.—Rom. 12:11. From the Law that God gave to Israel, we learn about the sort of slavery that Jehovah requires of us. A Hebrew slave was to be granted his freedom in the seventh year of his servitude. However, [...]

September 11th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

The Day of Your Watchmen is Near

Thursday, September 10 Their best one is like a brier, their most upright one is worse than a thorn hedge.—Mic. 7:4. Jehovah’s prophet Micah saw conditions in Israel deteriorate spiritually until they became appalling under the rulership of wicked King Ahaz. Micah likens the unfaithful Israelites to “a brier” and “a thorn hedge.” Just [...]

September 10th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

Has the wild beast received the fatal head wound?

Tuesday, September 8 God . . . will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed.—Dan. 2:44. The Bible Students spent decades pointing out that the year 1914 would be significant. Many people at that time were optimistic. As one writer states: “The world of 1914 was full of hope and promise.” With the [...]

September 8th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

Is the Watchtower clean and undefiled?

Monday, September 7 There is no righteous man on earth who always does good and never sins.—Eccl. 7:20. When we look carefully at ourselves in the mirror of God’s Word and see flaws, even evidences of selfishness, we might become discouraged. If that ever happens to you, reflect on the successful man in James’ [...]

September 7th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

No anointed persons on earth after Armageddon

Sunday, September 6 The armies in heaven were following him on white horses.—Rev. 19:14. Who will be Christ’s fellow warriors making up the heavenly “armies” that follow him into battle? When he first girded on his sword to expel Satan and his demons from heaven, Jesus was accompanied by “his angels.” It seems logical to conclude [...]

September 6th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

Meditating on Jehovah’s judgments

Saturday, September 5 Let us not give up in doing what is fine, for in due season we shall reap if we do not tire out.—Gal. 6:9. Do we periodically take the time to reflect on the workings of Jehovah’s organization? Some have chosen to include time in their family worship or personal study to do [...]

September 5th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

Zeal of Jehovah of Armies

Friday, September 4 The very zeal of Jehovah of armies will do this.—Isa. 9:7. Those words refer to what the rulership of God’s Son will accomplish. They emphasize our heavenly Father’s active interest in the salvation of mankind. Jehovah’s example of zeal clearly indicates that our God-given work as Kingdom proclaimers deserves our wholehearted support, our [...]

September 4th, 2015|Commentary, September 2015|0 Comments

You can’t outrun a blessing from Jehovah

Thursday, September 3 A young man I used to be, I have also grown old, and yet I have not seen anyone righteous left entirely, nor his offspring looking for bread.—Ps. 37:25. Jehovah especially delights in providing for the needs of his faithful worshippers. Many faithful Christians have experienced such evidence of Jehovah’s care. For example, [...]

September 3rd, 2015|September 2015|1 Comment

Who are the true Christians?

Wednesday, September 2 I am sending my messenger, and he must clear up a way before me.—Mal. 3:1. John the Baptizer was the ‘messenger who cleared up the way.’ When he came in 29 C.E., a time of judgment for the nation of Israel had drawn close. Jesus was the second messenger. He cleansed the [...]

September 2nd, 2015|September 2015|0 Comments

Hope for the smoldering flaxen wick

Tuesday, September 1 It is the foolishness of an earthling man that distorts his way, and so his heart becomes enraged against Jehovah himself.—Prov. 19:3. Is it really possible that we could become “enraged against Jehovah”? Surely to do so would be futile. What would we hope to gain? A poet once said: “Your [...]

September 1st, 2015|September 2015|0 Comments