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. More
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.
Relaxation is an essential ingredient for balanced living. But, when leisure turns to laziness, it can actually do damage to our souls. Listen to Truth For Life as Alistair Begg speaks to an audience of college students about the pitfalls of slothfulness. More
In a message originally presented to college students, Alistair Begg talks about the dangers of slothfulness. Using selections from Proverbs, Alistair adds humorous anecdotes to deliver A Warning Against Laziness. It’s one of the most popular messages of this past year, and we’re revisiting it on Truth For Life with Alistair Begg! More
Sometimes we think power and fame will protect us from suffering. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg describes a mighty man of valor whose leprosy overshadowed the rewards of his success. This man's unexpected cure offers hope for us all. More