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 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…

The Dry Rot of Nonexpectation

The Dry Rot of Nonexpectation “…but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”…Then the word of God spread, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.—Acts 6:4,7 The church is afflicted by dry rot….

The Major Decision

The Major Decision Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed to you, keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.—2 Timothy 1:13,14 There is a great decision that every denomination has to make…

An Unworthy Conception of God

An Unworthy Conception of God For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him.—Psalm 89:6,7 Christianity at…

The Genuine Joy of the Lord

The Genuine Joy of the Lord Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” —Nehemiah 8:10 We are missing…

The Gloomy Voice of Unbelief

The Gloomy Voice of Unbelief Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.—Hebrews 11:1 The voice of unbelief says, “Yes, I’m a believer. I believe the Bible. I don’t like those modernists, liberals and modern scientists who deny the Bible. I would not do that for the world….

Philip the Calculator

Philip the Calculator Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” —John 6:7 Here in the New Testament was Philip the Calculator—Philip the Mathematician, Philip the Clerk. There was need for a miracle, and Philip set out to calculate the…

Judging By the Financial Report

Judging By the Financial Report Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.—1 Timothy 6:17 We in the churches seem unable to rise above the fiscal philosophy which rules the business…

Church Organization

Church Organization For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you.—Titus 1:5 I am and have been for years much distressed about the tendency to over-organize the Christian community, and I have for that reason…