“Praise Jah!”–Why?

[From ws17/7 p. 17 – September 11-17] “Praise Jah! . . . How pleasant and fitting it is to praise him!” – Ps 147:1 (Occurrences: Jehovah=53; Jesus=0) This is a study that reviews the 147th Psalm and provides us with encouragement about how Jehovah supports and...

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Weep With Those Who Weep

[From ws7/17 p. 12 – September 4-10] “Keep encouraging one another and building one another up.” – 1Th 5:11 (Occurrences: Jehovah=23; Jesus=16) Having suffered the recent loss of my wife after four decades of happy marriage, I can take great comfort from the Bible...

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Uphold Jehovah’s Sovereignty

[From ws17/6 p. 27 – August 21-27] “You are worthy, Jehovah our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things.” — Re 4:11 (Occurrences: Jehovah=72; Jesus=0; Slave, aka Governing Body=8) In last week’s review, we learned that the...

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Do Not Let Your Love Grow Cold

[From ws5/17 p. 17 – July 17-23] “Because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold.” – Mt 24:12 As we’ve discussed elsewhere,[i] the so-called sign of the last days that Jehovah’s Witnesses hang their hopes on to sustain the...

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Exercise Faith—Decide Wisely

[From ws3/17 p. 13 May 8-14] “Keep asking in faith, not doubting at all.” — Jas 1:6. The one recurring accusation that Jesus made against the religious leaders of the nation of Israel was that they were hypocrites.  A hypocrite pretends to be something he is not.  He...

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Give Honor to Whom It Is Due

[From ws3/17 p. 8 May 1-7] “To the One sitting on the throne and to the Lamb be the blessing and the honor and the glory and the might forever.” — Re 5:13. If some of my JW brethren are having qualms about the amount of attention—even adulation—that the Governing Body...

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