"My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,
and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God."
Derek Kidner, in his wonderful little commentary, says the book of Proverbs "performs the function of putting godliness ...
Resisting reproof and reveling in wrong doing is foolishness. A foolish person is quick to quarrel, mocks at making amends for sin and has no fear for the Lord. God’s Word provides ample instruction with regards to foolishness and wisdom. Turning from trusting in our self and accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior is wisdom. Proverbs 1:23 states “If you turn at my reproof behold, I will pour out my spirit to you; I will make my words known to you”. Join us as Alistair explains the biblical definition of foolishness and wisdom.
In this study of Proverbs 5, we are warned against the dangerous enticement of a seductress and the temptation of adultery. Noting that no one is immune to sin, Alistair Begg offers biblical wisdom so that we may preserve passion within marriage and be prepared to resist the allure of infidelity.
Series: Wise Words
No one enters into marriage with the intention of failing or growing apart. Each person who says “I do” hopes for a long and beautiful life together with their spouse. But as time passes, couples forget the basics. Too often, they become so wrapped up in their own lives they neglect the essentials critical to a healthy marriage. Hear a reminder from God’s Word of some important building blocks for ensuring that your marriage is one that will last a lifetime.
Words are powerful tools that can be used to build up or break down individuals or relationships. Alistair Begg considers the characteristics and consequences of words as they are used to harm, to help, or to hide a deficient spiritual life. He cautions that every word spoken is heard by God and should, therefore, be wisely guarded.
Series: Wise Words