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.

“Unfair! Unfair!”

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth . . . neither was any deceit in his mouth. Isaiah 53:7, 9 Christians who understand the true meaning of Christ’s cross will never whine about being treated unfairly. Whether or not they are given fair treatment will never enter their heads….

Two-Way Traffic

Straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. Mark 9:24 In the uncertainty of our times, the traffic between faith and unbelief is tragically heavy, as the Scriptures declared it would be. But we may encourage our hearts with the knowledge that the traffic…

Our Godly Conversation

Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it.Malachi 3:16 I have met Christians who were so intent upon winning souls to Christ that they would not talk to you about anything but God and His goodness! Such a man was the Canadian Robert Jaffray, one…

Obedience Is Better

Leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection. Hebrews 6:1 The writer to the Hebrews long ago pointed out that some professed Christians were marking time and getting nowhere! They had had opportunity to grow—but they had not grown. They had had sufficient time to mature, yet they were…

The Importance of Sound Doctrine

IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE to overemphasize the importance of sound doctrine in the life of a Christian. Right thinking about all spiritual matters is imperative if we would have right living. As men do not gather grapes of thorns nor figs of thistles, sound character does not grow out of unsound teaching. The word doctrine…

Selfish Personal Interest

Chiefly them that walk after the flesh . . . and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled.2 Peter 2:10 Throughout history, the philosophers have pretty well agreed on the conclusion that selfish personal interest is the motive behind all human conduct. The philosopher Epictetus illustrated his understanding with the fact that two dogs may romp…

God’s Saving Grace

Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 6:8 Grace is the goodness of God confronting human demerit. So, grace is what God is—unchanging, infinite, eternal! This throws light on God’s dealings with men and women throughout the Old Testament dispensations and history. It is certainly the truth, and a proper concept for…

God’s will: Obey

If ye will not obey . . . then shall the hand of the Lord be against you.1 Samuel 12:15 Independence is a strong human trait, so men and women everywhere bristle when anyone says, “You owe obedience!” In the natural sense, we do not take kindly to the prospect of yielding obedience to anyone….

Only God Is Free

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free. Galatians 5:1 To any human who bothers to think a bit, it should be evident that there is in our society no such thing as absolute freedom—for only God is free! It is inherent in creaturehood that its freedom must be limited by…

Sanctify The Ordinary

Consecrate yourselves to day to the Lord, . . . that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day. Exodus 32:29 Today more than ever we Christians need to learn how to sanctify the ordinary. This is a blasé generation. People have been overstimulated to the place where their nerves are jaded and their…