Uncertainty can be paralyzing. The Bible, however, provides instruction to guide us as we look to an unsure future. Turning to the wisdom literature of Ecclesiastes, Alistair Begg urges us to heed its practical guidance. God has placed us where we are, and He has called us to action. Even when the conditions do not seem ideal, belief in Christ should inspire God’s people to celebrate life in obedience and trust.
Dangers, Toils and Snares
What are the purposes of suffering and trials? Why does God allow them? Those around us might tell us that suffering is pointless, that we should ignore it or rise above it, or that karma is paying us back for a wrong we have committed. The Bible, though, gives a very different answer. Scripture clearly addresses suffering—both its presence and its purpose. (After all, no one suffered more than Christ, our Savior.) Its many examples of faithful men and women who encountered various trials demonstrate God’s hand at work throughout history and for His glory.
In this series, Alistair Begg address the difficulties and worries of life by turning our attention to God’s Word and His promises. We may be tempted to long for greener pastures, but amid life’s trials, God’s Word assures us that peace is found in Christ alone.