Reject Worldly Thinking

[From ws17/11 p. 20 – January 15-21] “Look out that no one takes you captive by means of the philosophy and empty deception . . . of the world.”​—Col 2:8 [Occurrences: Jehovah=11; Jesus=2] If you’re lazy or just too busy, as many JWs are, you might just go with...

Are You Taking Refuge in Jehovah?

[From ws11/17 p. 8 – January 1-7] “Jehovah is redeeming the life of his servants; none of those taking refuge in him will be found guilty.”​—Ps 34:11 According to the box at the end of this article, the arrangement of cities of refuge that were provided under the...

Make a Joyful Sound!

[From ws11/17 p. 3 –December 25-31] “It is good to sing praises to our God.” – Ps 147:1 The opening paragraph of this study states: It is no wonder that singing is a prominent aspect of pure worship, whether we are alone when we sing or we are with the congregation of...

Applying the Two-Witness Rule Equitably

The two-witness rule (see De 17:6; 19:15; Mt 18:16; 1 Tim 5:19) was intended to protect the Israelites from being convicted based on false accusations.  It was never intended to shield a criminal rapist from justice.  Under the law of Moses, there were provisions to...