They have the power to build someone up or tear someone down. Words can either be used as weapons or medicine. Words harm. Or words heal. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg looks to the book of Proverbs for wisdom on words. 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.
The apostle Paul makes it clear that our thankfulness, or lack thereof, is a good indicator of our spiritual health. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg calls us to examine our own hearts with a special message titled How Is Your Thanksgiving? More
It’s easy to fall into comfortable ruts and miss out on experiencing all that God has for us. On Truth For life, Alistair Begg concludes our series entitled Dangers, Toils, and Snares. He challenges us to step out in faith and discover our true purpose. More
Sometimes, experiencing joy requires that we step outside our comfort zone. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg urges us to actively pursue our God-given purpose, even if the initial steps are uncomfortable, so that we can experience true joy! More
The phrase “do not fear” appears 365 times throughout Scripture, once for every day of the year. Yet many of us continue to be controlled by our anxieties. On Truth For Life, learn how we can attain the peace that God promises. More