publictalk “Imitate the Father of Tender Mercies” Speaker begins with account of how his dad ‘showed him mercy’ when he broke a window. This wasn’t my experience when dad parked his brand new Rambler in the garage …1/2
and almost immediately I dropped a plank on the hood from my overhead fort. Of course, I suppose it didn’t help that I lied my head off—that I had nothing to do with that new dent on his hood…..2/2
Maybe Jehovah’s forgiveness of David had something to do with David’s mercy toward Saul.
“For the one who does not practice mercy will have his judgment without mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.” Jas 2:1
#watchtowerstudy today is entitled “You Must Be Holy”“
Theme verse: “Become holy yourselves in all your conduct.”—1 PET. 1:15. ‘Is that something humans can even do?’ conductor asks. “You must be holy because I am holy,” says God. Easy for HIM to say. Will explore word meaning.
Para 5–Many of the friends have a no-shoes policy in their home, says one bro, and the purpose of it is to keep the home clean. This thought he applies to the Bible’s requirement of ‘holiness’ for worshippers.
Para 6– One sis says how God describes self as holy just after emerging from Red Sea. “You must not behave as they do in the land of Egypt, where you were dwelling, and you must not do what they do in the land of Caʹnaan, where I am bringing you.” Lev 18:3 There’s a #newkidintown
Para 9 “Hebrew scholar Marcus Kalisch wrote: ‘This remarkable chapter  is perhaps the most comprehensive, the most varied, and in some respects the most important section of Leviticus, if not of the Pentateuch.’” That being the case, it’s good this #watchtowerstudy covers it
Para 10 One bro says how one may balk at ‘you must be holy because I am holy.’ Forget it. That’s impossible. But then the first item on the list, “Each of you should respect his mother and his father . . . I am Jehovah your God.”—Lev. 19:2, 3” says ‘Oh, OK I can do that.’
Para 11 One sis how this verse can help adjust one, as it did her—“Each of you should respect his mother and his father . . . I am Jehovah your God” even when you are one who “didn’t have the best upbringing.”
Para 16 “Consider an interesting principle found at Leviticus 19:19, which says in part: You must not wear a garment made with two sorts of thread mixed together. No Tommy, this is NOT the time to debut with acomment on a certain bro’s hideous tie. (Gotta think of something, tho)
Naomi to Ruth at 3:4—“When he lies down, take note of the place where he lies down; then go and uncover his feet and lie down. He will tell you what you should do.” #midweekmeeting. the idea is if you uncover his feet they’ll get cold & he’ll wake up.
“Ruth is one of five women the Bible lists in the ancestry of Jesus. Another one is Rahab, who was the mother of Boaz. (Matt 1:3-16) Like Ruth, she was not an Israelite.” I did not know that.
Ruth 4:4 “He replied: “I am willing to repurchase it.”” Oh yeah! He’s all in! Then he learns more responsibility is involved, and says, “I am unable to repurchase it, for I may ruin my own inheritance. No wonder he’s called so-and-so.
What about BibleGateway translations of Ruth 4:1? How do they render ‘so and so?’ ‘Such-a-one’ (one says ‘what’s-your-name’) is the most common. Runner up is ‘friend’ with the occasional ‘dear friend.’ But I think this is overly chummy. …1/2
EXP says in footnote, “the man is not named, perhaps ironically because he refused to preserve Naomi’s family name.” The creep….2/2
May Jehovah grant the wife who is entering your house to be like Rachel and like Leʹah, both of whom built the house of Israel. May you prosper in Ephʹra·thah and make a good name in Bethʹle·hem. May your house become like the house of Peʹrez…1/2
whom Taʹmar bore to Judah, through the offspring that Jehovah will give you by this young woman.” (Ruth 4:11-12) You don’t think that sounds a lot like the Sabbath Prayer from Fiddler on the Ruth?…2/2
Jade pretty much did at the first meeting what everyone does. She barely paid attention to the parts and instead took in the atmosphere. Didn’t matter at all that she was late. Probably even for the best, as she could see how no one harrumphed over it.
“No more diseases, doctors, nurses, hospitals, health insurance! That water of life will flow…”Look, if the health care system was bad before, it’s totally disfunctional now. And don’t get me going about insurance ‘surprises.’
John 5:29: “those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”
Para 19. New scrolls opened & that is the sense of ‘judgement’—a time of evaluation (like BookofJudges) What will be their response 2new scrolls?