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.
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 things are going well, it is easy to become self-reliant. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg reminds us that God is the One directing our steps, and He deserves all the glory. More
When you’re in a troubling situation where do you look for help? On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg cautions against placing our hope in anything besides God, teaching us to trust in His sovereign control. More
Have you ever prayed for something day in and day out, but it didn’t seem like God was answering? In those seasons, it can be easy to become discontent. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg reminds us to trust God’s timing. More
Life is full of both triumphs and sorrows, and it can feel as though we’re riding an emotional roller coaster. On Truth For Life, Alistair Begg encourages us to trust in God’s sovereign control to attain peace and joy in any situation. More