Unpacking Proverbs in 21 straightforward sermons, pastor Ray Ortlund provides a biblical view of money, sex, and power, showing the wisdom God offers to those who fear him. Part of the Preaching the Word series.
How exactly does one become wise? With the overwhelming flood of information and opinion in our timesmuch of it a mixture of spin, sound bites, and trivialitiesit is crucial we turn back to the Bible and pay close attention to the deep insights that have stood the test of time.
Proverbs 1:20 tells us that Wisdom cries aloud in the street, in the markets she raises her voice. The wisdom of God does not stand aloof, but instead graciously moves toward us, into the world where we live and struggle day by dayoffering us her very best, if we will only listen.
Pastor and teacher Ray Ortlund unpacks the book of Proverbs in twenty-one straightforward sermons, providing a biblical worldview on everything from money, sex, and power to that of the daily routines of an average life. Drawing relevant parallels from ancient culture to present day, he helps us understand how the book of Proverbs is practical help for ordinary people going through everyday life.
Most importantly, Ortlund shows how the Proverbs point to Jesus and his counsel for the perplexed, his strength for the defeated, his warning to the proud, his mercy for the broken. With careful treatment of the Scriptures and uncomplicated language, Proverbs: Wisdom that Works bridges the gap between real-life experience and the scholarly depth of many commentaries.
Proverbs : Wisdom That Works by Raymond C. Ortlund was published by Crossway in March 2012 and is our 41542nd best seller. The ISBN for Proverbs : Wisdom That Works is 9781581348835.