In the Beginning

Thanksgiving The apostle Paul started his letter to the Colossians with the words, “In our prayers for you we always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (verse 3, NCV). Former U.S. President John F. Kennedy said, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” This issue of the Herald is dedicated to appreciating God in our life and finding ways in which we can []

Peace and Thank Offerings in the Tabernacle

Devoted Thanks “This is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which one shall offer unto Jehovah” (Leviticus 7:11, scriptures from RVIC unless otherwise noted). By David Stein Types and shadows in the Hebrew scriptures are among the delightful gifts that Jehovah has given to the New Creation. A study of these pictures brings to light marvelous details of God’s plan and the parts we have to play in it. The richness of these fine points enhances the clearly stated doctrines []

Thank Offerings of Hezekiah

Offerings of a Good King “Ye have consecrated yourselves unto Jehovah, come near and bring sacrifices and thank offerings into the house of Jehovah” (2 Chronicles 29:31, scriptures from the RVIC). By David Rice The reign of Hezekiah was a turning point in Israel’s history. His father Ahaz had led Israel astray. He had “sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus … But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel” (2 Chronicles 28:23). Hezekiah restored Israel to the worship of []

Thanking Our Heavenly Father

Sincerity in Thanks Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! And let them offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, and tell of his deeds in songs of joy! (Psalms 107:21-22 ESV). By Percival Blenman Imagine a man who heads home from his job after a long, busy day of work. He suddenly realizes that he has forgotten the anniversary present for his wife that he intended to buy that day. So, he stops []