Pearls of Wisdom

Read about what God is saying to His people in these last days. Let Him stir your heart and challenge you to live according to His will.

Conviction and Pain

Conviction and Pain So I said, “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” —Isaiah 6:5 When Isaiah cried out, “I am undone!” it was…

A Bond of Compassion

A Bond of Compassion Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.—Psalm 126:5-6 The testimony of the true follower of Christ might well be something like this: The world’s pleasures and the world’s…

“I Gave It All Up!”

“I Gave It All Up!” Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.—2 Corinthians 5:17 I have been asked more than once what I gave up when I was converted and became a believing child of God. I was a young…

Gospel Implications

Gospel Implications For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age.—Titus 2:11-12 The fact is that the New Testament message embraces a great deal more than an offer of free pardon. It…

Man-centered Christianity

Man-centered Christianity Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power and the glory, the victory and the majesty; for all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and You are exalted as head over all.—1 Chronicles 29:11 Christianity today is man-centered, not God-centered. God is made to…

Times of Extraordinary Crisis

Times of Extraordinary Crisis So I said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” —Isaiah 6:5 Let a flood or a fire hit a…

At Ease While the World Burns

At Ease While the World Burns Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.—2 Corinthians 5:20 The fall of man has created a perpetual crisis. It will last until sin has been put down and Christ reigns over a…

The Desperate Personal Search

The Desperate Personal Search Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.—Matthew 5:16 The average person in the world today, without faith and without God and without hope, is engaged in a desperate personal search throughout his lifetime. He does not really know…

Not Willing to Take Contempt

Not Willing to Take Contempt But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. —Acts 20:24 We are 20th…

God is Depending on Us

God is Depending on Us Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him love…. —Ephesians 1:4 Sin is a disease. It is lawlessness. It is rebellion. It is transgression—but it is also a wasting of the most precious of all…