The Character of the Wise

The Character of the Wise

The following is an adapted transcript from one of Ken’s teaching series on the book of Proverbs. He also walks through this transcript in his latest Wisdom series. The first nine chapters of Proverbs contain ten introductory sermons designed to prepare and equip...
Wisdom and the Sovereignty of God

Wisdom and the Sovereignty of God

We learn true wisdom when we look at the character of God, because He is the source of all wisdom. Three verses in Proverbs illustrate the sovereignty of the God behind all wisdom. 1. God’s Counsel Is Permanent All human wisdom apart from God is temporary. Proverbs...
The Characteristics of the Wise

The Characteristics of the Wise

What are the characteristics of the wise? The book of Proverbs shows us seven of them, all of which relate to our relationships. Humility, Loyalty, and Teachability The first quality is humility, which involves walking in the fear of the Lord. When we do so, we see...
The Humility of Fearing God

The Humility of Fearing God

Before we understand wisdom, we must cultivate a character that is receptive to wisdom. After all, if our heart does not long for wisdom, we will not truly seek after it or listen to it. The foundational characteristic we need is humility. As we approach God, we need...
2 Peter: A High Calling to Holiness

2 Peter: A High Calling to Holiness

Until Jesus returns, there will always be spiritual counterfeits that try to defeat the truth. Second Peter’s message for us is that the best antidote for these heretical teachings and spiritual counterfeits is a firm grasp of biblical truth and growth in the personal...