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 Cheap Salvation

A Cheap Salvation But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness and handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.—2 Corinthians 4:2 Here again is seen the glaring discrepancy between Biblical Christianity and that of…

Not Willing to Take Contempt

Not Willing to Take Contempt But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. —Acts 20:24 We are 20th…

Sovereign Obligation

Sovereign Obligation I am a debtor both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to wise and to unwise. So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. —Romans 1:14,15 That is why I say that the resurrection of Jesus Christ is something more…

She Had to Tell Someone

She Had to Tell Someone Come, see a Man who told me all things that I ever did. Could this be the Christ? —John 4:30 Spiritual experiences must be shared. It is not possible for very long to enjoy them alone. The very attempt to do so will destroy them. The reason for this is…

The Cure for Difficulties

The Cure for Difficulties But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” —1 Samuel 16:7 Indeed it may…

Harmony at Any Cost

Harmony at Any Cost Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.—1 Peter 5:8 Some misguided Christian leaders feel that they must preserve harmony at any cost, so they do everything possible to reduce friction. They should remember that there is no friction…

Present or Absent?

Present or Absent? And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. —Ephesians 4:30 In most Christian churches the Spirit is quite entirely overlooked. Whether He is present or absent makes no real difference to anyone. Brief reference is made to Him in the doxology and the…

Different From the World

Different From the World Therefore “Come out from among them and be separate,” says the Lord. “Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you.” —2 Corinthians 6:17 The church’s mightiest influence is felt when she is different from the world in which she lives. Her power lies in her being different, rises…

The Old Cross and the New Cross

The Old Cross and the New Cross But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.—Galatians 6:14 The old cross slew men; the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross…