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.

Humbled Before God

Humbled Before God “For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,” says the Lord. “But on this one will I look: on him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word.” —Isaiah 66:2 Worship also means to “express in some appropriate manner” what you…

Astonished Reverence

Astonished Reverence O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Your name in all the earth, Who have set Your glory above the heavens!—Psalm 8:1 Then there is admiration, that is, appreciation of the excellency of God. Man is better qualified to appreciate God than any other creature because he was made in His image and…

Beyond Thanksgiving

Beyond Thanksgiving Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.—Psalm 145:3 The dictionary says that to admire is “to regard with wondering esteem accompanied by pleasure and delight; to look at or upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure.” According to this definition, God has few admirers among Christians…

The Normal Employment of Moral Beings

The Normal Employment of Moral Beings The twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: “You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and by Your will…

Making an Accommodation

Making an Accommodation Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. —Mark 14:38 I am having a hard time trying to comprehend what has happened to sound Bible teaching. What has happened to preaching on Christian discipleship and on our daily deportment in the…

Master Your Medium

Master Your Medium Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.—2 Timothy 2:15 Among the countless gifts of God, one of the most precious to us is our beautiful, expressive English tongue. That such a gift should be neglected by…

Morally Wrong Teaching

Morally Wrong Teaching Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” —John 8:31-32 No one can know truth except the one who obeys truth. You think you know truth. People…

Too Timid To Tell the Truth

Too Timid To Tell the Truth Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.—Acts 4:13 The contemporary moral climate does not favor a faith as tough and fibrous as that taught by our…

A Hireling; No True Shepherd

A Hireling; No True Shepherd Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.—2 Timothy 1:6-7 It is doubtful whether we…

Truth Divorced From Life

Truth Divorced From Life But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.—James 1:22 There is scarcely anything so dull and meaningless as Bible doctrine taught for its own sake. Truth divorced from life is not truth in its Biblical sense, but something else and something less…. No man is better for…