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 Closed Mouth and Silent Heart

A Closed Mouth and Silent Heart My heart was hot within me, while I was musing the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue. —Psalm 39:3 Prayer among evangelical Christians is always in danger of degenerating into a glorified gold rush. Almost every book on prayer deals with the “get” element mainly. How to…

Take Time to Listen

Take Time to Listen The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. I opened my mouth and panted: for I longed for thy commandments. —Psalm 119:130-131 The Quakers had many fine ideas about life, and there is a story from them that illustrates the point I am trying to make….

Not asking for Anything

Not asking for Anything I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications. Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. —Psalm 116:1-2 I think that some of the greatest prayer is prayer where you don’t say one single word…

Oh!

Oh! Then said, I, Ah, Lord God! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child. —Jeremiah 1:6 To be articulate at certain times we are compelled to fall back upon “Oh!” or “O!”—a primitive exclamatory sound that is hardly a word at all and that scarcely admits of a definition…. In theology there is…

The Prayer of Faith

The Prayer of Faith … The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. —James 5:16 A second important requirement if the believing church is to be used in God’s ministry is prayer and the response God makes to our prayers uttered in true faith…. No matter what our stature or status, we have…

Men Who Do Not Pray

Men Who Do Not Pray Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.—Acts 6:3 Let us watch that we do not slide imperceptibly to a state where the women do the praying and the men run the…

Overcome Distractions

Overcome Distractions But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.—Matthew 6:6 Among the enemies to devotion none is so harmful as distractions. Whatever excites the curiosity,…

Long Before the Lord

Long Before the Lord But whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out; and he would come out and speak to the children of Israel whatever he had been commanded.—Exodus 34:34 It is written of Moses that he “went in before the…

Our First Responsibility

Our First Responsibility I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help; I hope in Your word. My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word. –Psalm 119:147-148 Briefly, the way to escape religion as a front is to make it a fount. See to it…

The First Lesson to Learn

The First Lesson to Learn Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.—Matthew 26:41 To pray successfully is the first lesson the preacher must learn if he is to preach fruitfully; yet prayer is the hardest thing he will ever be called upon to do…