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.

We Need to Repent

We Need to Repent Do not quench the Spirit.—1 Thessalonians 5:19 It is time for us to repent, for our transgressions against the blessed Third Person have been many and much aggravated. We have bitterly mistreated Him in the house of His friends. We have crucified Him in His own temple as they crucified the…

Just Turning the Crank

Just Turning the Crank So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord of hosts.” —Zechariah 4:6 I say this because it is possible to run a church and all of its activity without the…

The Need for Illumination

The Need for Illumination But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.—1 Corinthians 2:14 The doctrine of the inability of the human mind and the need for divine illumination is so fully developed…

A Vast Difference

A Vast Difference Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. It is possible to grow up in a church, learn the catechism and have everything done to us that they do…

Personal Holiness

Personal Holiness But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” —1 Peter 1:15-16 You cannot study the Bible diligently and earnestly without being struck by an obvious fact—the whole matter of personal holiness is highly important to…

Accountability to God

Accountability to God And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.—Hebrews 9:27 It was the belief in the accountability of man to his maker that made America a great nation. Among those earlier leaders was Daniel Webster whose blazing eyes and fiery oratory often held the Senate spellbound….

Seeking Approval

Seeking Approval Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.—2 Timothy 4:2 I cannot believe in the spirituality of any Christian man who keeps an eye open for the approval of others, whoever they may be. The man after God’s own heart must be…

Choices

Choices I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me. I cling to Your testimonies; O Lord, do not put me to shame!—Psalm 119:30-31 The important thing about a man is not where he goes when he is compelled to go, but where he goes when he is free to…

The Habit of Holy Thought

The Habit of Holy Thought Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.—2 Corinthians 10:5 What we think about when we are free to think about what we will— that is what we are or will soon become…….