The believer’s entire existence is under the providential care of God, but we are still responsible for our choices and actions. Ruth applied common sense, careful thought, and sensible action while still relying on God’s grace, direction, and provision. Alistair Begg notes that even routine opportunities to provide for ourselves are ultimately God's compassionate provision.
Series: Lessons For Life, Volume 3
It is a daunting challenge to raise children with Christian values in a world that is increasingly antagonistic toward biblical truth and conviction. Gleaning wisdom from Proverbs 22 and Ephesians 6, Alistair Begg instructs parents – particularly fathers – in in the biblical principles of training children without exasperating them. Consistent, tender parenting requires constant prayer, complete dependence on God’s grace, and a steadfast focus on eternity.
Series: Wise Words
The story of Daniel and the lions’ den gives us great insight into what it means to persevere faithfully amidst adversity. Daniel was characterized by integrity, wisdom, discipline, and prayer, but his commitment to God was despised by those around him. Nonetheless, Daniel remained steadfast in his faith and did not compromise his beliefs during many years of dutiful service to the king.
Series: More Jars Of Clay