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 []

Psalm 145

A Song of Praise “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works” (Psalms 145:8-9). By Len Griehs Psalm 145 is solely designated in the text as “David’s song of praise.” However, the remainder, 146-150, might be so classified as well, each beginning with the translated word, “Hallelujah!” or “Praise Ye Jehovah” (RVIC). This provides inspiration for reading them together as []

The Prophecy of Jeremiah 33

Thanks Under Duress “Give thanks to the LORD of hosts, for the LORD is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” (Jeremiah 33:11, scriptures from Revised Standard Version unless otherwise noted). By Jeff Earl Jeremiah chapter 32 describes the siege of Jerusalem by the army of Babylon and Jeremiah’s prophecy that the city would be taken, and King Zedekiah captured and taken to Babylon. Jeremiah was directed by God to buy the field at Anathoth from his cousin, with the deed of []