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.

An Unworthy Conception of God

An Unworthy Conception of God For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him.—Psalm 89:6,7 Christianity at…

The Genuine Joy of the Lord

The Genuine Joy of the Lord Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” —Nehemiah 8:10 We are missing…

The Gloomy Voice of Unbelief

The Gloomy Voice of Unbelief Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.—Hebrews 11:1 The voice of unbelief says, “Yes, I’m a believer. I believe the Bible. I don’t like those modernists, liberals and modern scientists who deny the Bible. I would not do that for the world….

Philip the Calculator

Philip the Calculator Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” —John 6:7 Here in the New Testament was Philip the Calculator—Philip the Mathematician, Philip the Clerk. There was need for a miracle, and Philip set out to calculate the…

Judging By the Financial Report

Judging By the Financial Report Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.—1 Timothy 6:17 We in the churches seem unable to rise above the fiscal philosophy which rules the business…

Church Organization

Church Organization For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you.—Titus 1:5 I am and have been for years much distressed about the tendency to over-organize the Christian community, and I have for that reason…

What Does God Say?

What Does God Say? All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.—2 Timothy 3:16 I knew a man from India who got hold of a New Testament, was converted and started to preach, but he had no background at all. That is,…

The Right Kind of Leaders

The Right Kind of Leaders Shepherd the flock of God which is among you, serving as overseers, not by compulsion but willingly, not for dishonest gain but eagerly, nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.—1 Peter 5:2,3 I believe that it might be accepted as a fairly…

Commotion, Not Devotion

Commotion, Not Devotion …and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire, and after the fire a still small voice.—1 Kings 19:12 “The accent in the Church today,” says Leonard Ravenhill, the English evangelist, “is not on devotion, but on commotion.” Religious extroversion has been carried to such an extreme…