Jealousy is the fear that we’ll be replaced by those we love. And those insecurities can cause all kinds of trouble. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg turns to Proverbs for wisdom on overcoming personal envy.
Wise Words"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." Proverbs 2:1-5 Derek Kidner, in his wonderful little commentary, says the book of Proverbs "performs the function of putting godliness into working clothes." In other words it’s not a very "churchy" kind of book. It addresses the issues of our lives. It is intensely practical, distinctly uncomfortable and immensely profitable. In "Wise Words-– Finding Proverbs’ Hidden Treasures, " Alistair Begg looks at a number of the truths addressed by these Proverbial statements: laziness, friendship, jealousy, the use and abuse of words and language, the place of sex, the privileges of learning and the responsibilities and challenges of raising children. The text challenges us to examine whether our own behavior is marked by folly or wisdom. Are we pursuing a God-ordained, God-centered wisdom or are we plagued by the moral, spiritual folly of the proverbial fool? This series of self-contained, topical studies will serve to remind us that the fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom.
When learning to preach, there can be no better example to follow than that of Jesus Himself. As we continue our series called, "The Pastor’s Study, Volume 3," Alistair Begg describes what pastors can learn from Jesus’ earthly ministry and teaching. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
When someone is cured of a lifelong illness or disability, the typical response is to celebrate! But that wasn’t how the Pharisees responded when Jesus healed a blind man. Discover why the Pharisees were offended by this miracle when you listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
There have been many great preachers throughout the ages, but none can surpass Jesus. What was it about His teaching that was so powerful and engaging? What can pastors learn from His example? Discover the answer when you listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More