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.

Unsung But Singing

Unsung But Singing But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God; in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses…as unknown, and yet well known….—2 Corinthians 6:4,9 Unsung but singing: this is the short and simple story of many today whose names are not known beyond the small circle of their own…

Not Measuring Up

Not Measuring Up Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.—1 Corinthians 15:58 It is good to come to the understanding that while God wants us to be holy and Spirit-filled, He does not expect us to…

Status Symbols

Status Symbols Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man….—Revelation 1:12-13 In our time we have all kinds of status symbols in the Christian church—membership, attendance, pastoral staff, missionary offerings….

Crowds at Any Price

Crowds at Any Price O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge-by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith….—1 Timothy 6:20-21 The crowds-at-any-price mania has taken a firm grip on American Christianity and is the motivating power back of…

The Great Goddess Numbers

The Great Goddess Numbers Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.—1 Corinthians 3:12-13 The emphasis…

Just a Small Church Upcountry

Just a Small Church Upcountry How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.—Psalm 139:17-18 No matter how insignificant he may have been before, a…

Our God is Too Small

Our God is Too Small Oh, magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.—Psalm 34:3 I am positively sure after many years of observation and prayer that the basis of all of our trouble today, in religious circles, is that our God is too small. When he says magnify the Lord,…

Greatness Has Its Price

Greatness Has Its Price You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.—2 Timothy 2:3-4 The laws of success operate also in the higher field of the soul—…