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.

Trials and Pain: The Sharp Blade of the Plow

Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the Lord, till He comes and rains righteousness on you.—Hosea 10:12 The fallow field is smug, contented, protected from the shock of the plow and the agitation of the harrow…. But it is paying a terrible price…

More Than A Name

Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.2 Timothy 2:19 There have always been professing Christians who argue and insist: “I am all right—I worship in the name of Jesus.” They seem to believe that worship of God is based on a formula. They seem to think there is a kind…

The Labor of Self-love

For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ.—Galatians 1:10 The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed. Think for yourself whether much of your sorrow has not arisen from someone speaking slightingly of…

Everyone May Come

Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17 There is a strange beauty in the ways of God with men. He sends salvation to the world in the person of a Man and sends that Man to walk the byways, saying, “If any man will come after Me!” No fanfare; no…

The Breath Of God

The word that I have spoken . . . shall judge him in the last day. John 12:48 Two of the great realities in our midst are surely the promised presence of God and the testimony of His eternal Word! By the “Word of God” I do not refer only to the book you hold…

The Cleansed Conscience

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.—Hebrews 10:22 What a relief to find the writer to the Hebrews encouraging us to “draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith,…

God Gives–And Gives

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called. 1 Timothy 6:12 We ought to spend more time remembering the blessings and the benefits God is continually giving us while we are alive—before we leave this vale of tears! He gives us forgiveness—so we are to live for…

Mediocre Christianity

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.—Romans 6:12-13 It is disheartening to…

Spiritual Warfare and Sin: Resentment

Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled. —Hebrews 12:15 In the course of scores of conferences and hundreds of conversations I have many times heard people say, “I resent that.” But I repeat: I have never…

Too Much “At Home”

These all died in faith . . . and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:13 One of the most telling indictments against many of us who comprise our Christian churches is the almost complete acceptance of the contemporary scene as our permanent home! We have been working and earning,…