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.

Sovereign Obligation

Sovereign Obligation I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. —Romans 1:14,15 That is why I say that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is something more…

Acquaint Thyself with God

Acquaint Thyself with God Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory. —Psalm 24:9-10 When viewed from the perspective of eternity, the most critical need…

Spiritually Worthy

Spiritually Worthy And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “Which,” He said, “you have heard from Me.” —Acts 1:4 The task of the church is twofold: to spread Christianity throughout the world and to make sure that the Christianity…

The Cure for Difficulties

The Cure for Difficulties But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” —1 Samuel 16:7 Indeed it may…

100 Pianos

100 Pianos …that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.—John 17:21 Someone may fear that we are magnifying private religion out of all proportion, that the “us” of the New…

Harmony at Any Cost

Harmony at Any Cost Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.—1 Peter 5:8 Some misguided Christian leaders feel that they must preserve harmony at any cost, so they do everything possible to reduce friction. They should remember that there is no friction…

The Perfect Church

The Perfect Church Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.—1 Thessalonians 5:14 Our lofty idealism would argue that all Christians should be perfect, but a blunt realism forces us to admit that perfection is rare even among the saints. The part of…