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.

To Think God’s Thoughts

To Think God’s Thoughts But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.—Psalm 1:2 To think God’s thoughts requires much prayer. If you do not pray much, you are not thinking God’s thoughts. If you do not read your Bible much and often and reverently,…

Longing for God

Longing for God As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?—Psalm 42:1-2 O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for…

Meditate Long and Often

Meditate Long and Often I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands, I spread out my hands to You; my soul longs for You like a thirsty land.—Psalm 143:5-6 Among Christians of all ages and of varying shades of doctrinal emphasis there has…

People Follow Leaders

People Follow Leaders Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.—1 Corinthians 11:1 The history of Israel and Judah points up a truth taught clearly enough by all history, viz., that the masses are or soon will be what their leaders are. The kings set the moral pace for the people…. Whatever sort of man…

The Call of God

The Call of God Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.—Hebrews 12:11 “Your calling,” said Meister Eckhart to the clergy of his day, “cannot make you holy; but you can make it holy….

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…