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.

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…

Wilderness Encroachment

Wilderness Encroachment Because you say, “I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing”—and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked…. —Revelation 3:17 The wilderness encroaches on the fruitful field, and unless there is constant fighting off of this encroachment there will be little or no harvest. I…

Staying in the First Grade

Staying in the First Grade …forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.—Philippians 3:13,14 There are Christians who grow up and have no relish for anything spiritually advanced. They’re preoccupied with…

Low Moral Enthusiasm

Low Moral Enthusiasm And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.—Colossians 3:23 Were some watcher or holy one from the bright world above to come among us for a time with the power to diagnose the spiritual ills of church people there is one entry which I am…

The Program

The Program For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.—Matthew 18:20 Now, I freely admit that it is impossible to hold a Christian service without an agenda. If order is to be maintained, an order of service must exist somewhere. If two songs are…

Right Thinking Spiritually Will Bring Right Living

Right Thinking Spiritually Will Bring Right Living Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. Titus 1:9 It would he impossible to overemphasize the importance of sound doctrine in the life of a Christian. Right thinking about…

The Art of True Worship

The Art of True Worship And every creature which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and glory and power be to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb,…

Wasted Religious Activity

Wasted Religious Activity I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.” –Psalm 122:1 There is probably not another field of human activity where there is so much waste as in the field of religion…. In the average church we hear the same prayers repeated each Sunday…

Wonder and Awesome Fear

Wonder and Awesome Fear So I said, “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.” —Isaiah 6:5 I have said it before and I will…