Happy Are Those Who Serve “the Happy God”

“Happy is the people whose God is Jehovah!”—Psalm 144:15.  [From ws 9/18 p. 17, November 12 – 18] The article opens with the claim that “JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES certainly are a happy people. Their meetings, assemblies, and social gatherings are characterized by the...

“Keep Displaying Love—It Builds Up”

“Love builds up.”—1 Corinthians 8:1.  [From ws 9/18 p. 12 – November 5 – November 11]   This is such an important subject, yet sadly out of 18 paragraphs we have only a third (6 paragraphs) devoted to ways to actually show love, one paragraph for each point. This...

Work with Jehovah each Day

[From ws 8/18 p. 23 – October 22 – October 28] “We are God’s fellow workers.”​—1 Corinthians 3:9   Before starting to review this week’s article, let us first consider the context behind Paul’s words used as the theme text in 1 Corinthians 3:9. It appears that there...

Generous Givers are Happy People

[From ws 8/18 p. 18 – October 15 – October 21] “There is … happiness in giving.”​—Acts 20:35 The first point to notice is the deliberate omission of part of the scripture. In the Organization’s literature, it is commonly used as a means of avoiding the context that...

Do Not Judge by the Outward Appearance

[From ws 8/18 p. 8 – October 8 – October 14] “Stop judging by the outward appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”​—John 7:24 The opening two paragraphs highlight Jesus as the role model to follow in not judging by the outward appearance. Quoting the theme...