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.

A Friend of God

A Friend of God And the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.” And he was called the friend of God.—James 2:23 After all, what higher privilege and experience is granted to mankind on earth than to be admitted into the circle of the friends of…

Face Down, Listening

Face Down, Listening Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.” —Genesis 17:3-4 The Scriptures declare, “Abram fell on his face” as the Lord talked with him (Genesis 17:3). Abraham was reverent and…

The Set of Our Sails

The Set of Our Sails But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank….—Daniel 1:8 Though we do not hear much of it in this age of spineless religion, there is nevertheless much in the Bible about the…

Thus Saith the Lord

Thus Saith the Lord Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.—Psalm 119:105 Every new year is an uncharted and unknown sea. No ship has ever sailed this way before. The wisest of earth’s sons and daughters cannot tell us what we may encounter on this journey. Familiarity with…

Prepared for Whatever

Prepared for Whatever Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.—Psalm 90:1-2 Yet I do not advise that we end the year on a somber note. The march, not…

Moses’ Prayer

Moses’ Prayer So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.—Psalm 90:12 A few days after these words appear in print the old year of our Lord will have gone to join the long procession of years and centuries that move on into the shadows of a past that…

Underneath Are the Everlasting Arms

Underneath Are the Everlasting Arms The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, “Destroy!” —Deuteronomy 33:27 Surely Bible-reading Christians should be the last persons on earth to give way to hysteria. They are redeemed from their past offenses, kept…

Nothing to Fear

Nothing to Fear You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.—Isaiah 26:3 The only fear I have is to fear to get out of the will of God. Outside of the will of God, there’s nothing I want, and in the will of God there’s…

Long Eternity to Enjoy Ourselves

Long Eternity to Enjoy Ourselves Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him…. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.—1 John 2:15,17 Any appeal…

Another Day of Preparation

Another Day of Preparation Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as…