Download or listen to sermons by Alistair Begg on wisdom.
Ever tried to explain the Gospel to a friend only to receive a blank look or a disheartening brush-off? The Apostle Paul explains in 1 Corinthians that the world sees the message of God’s Word as foolishness but to those who believe, it is life and peace. Alistair Begg compares the world’s wisdom and God’s wisdom.
We live in a data-saturated world. Even our phones offer the latest information right at our fingertips. But how much of this information contains wisdom? Alistair Begg turns to 1 Corinthians for a lesson on the eternal wisdom of God.
Wisdom is knowing how to live God’s way in God’s world. In this message from James 1, Alistair Begg distinguishes wisdom from insight, information, and intelligence and challenges us to seek God for the wisdom needed in all of our trials.
This study in Ecclesiastes begins with a solid dose of reality. If we’re honest, our day-to-day lives can often feel stagnant and mediocre. Our toiling can seem pointless, and like Solomon, we may wonder if life is even worth living. Alistair Begg reminds us that only in Christ can our deepest longings be satisfied.
Wisdom is not demonstrated by how much we know, but in how we live our lives. Alistair Begg teaches us that the only way to become wise is by knowing the source of true wisdom. When we know God, He makes us wise, working in us to produce evidence of His presence and power.
Contemporary influences encourage us to “live for the moment” without regard for eternal consequences. This kind of thinking is merely an illusion. The psalmist teaches us to “number our days aright” and to be mindful of using our time to gain a heart of wisdom. Speaking to a college student audience, Alistair Begg cautions against squandering opportunities and instead, remaining attentive to the ultimate relationship that exists between our mortality and sin.