Blog Posts on Wisdom

God's Wisdom, Your Relationships

Paul Tripp

God’s Word really does open up to us the mysteries of the universe. It really does make us wiser than we could ever be without it. And yet, having said all this, it's sad that we don’t take more advantage of this wisdom God has given us. It's sad that we don’t think his thoughts after him, that we don’t require ourselves to look at life through the lens of…

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What About Reformed Racists?

John Piper

All Christians sin. All churches are blind to some of their sins. None of us is in a position to claim our theology is true because of the quality of our lives. Truth is grounded in God’s word, not our works.

While it is true that “you shall know them by their fruits” (Matthew 7:16), it is not true that you shall know their theology by their fruits. Man’s…

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An Indicator to Whether You Are Wise or Foolish

Jonathan Parnell

Proverbs 9:8-9,

Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

Last year Josh Harris preached a helpful sermon from Proverbs 9 entitled "Lady Wisdom's Food and Drink." He included a simple illustration (on the right)…

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You're Fooling Yourself

Paul Tripp

There's loads of knowledge to be found, but wisdom is a rare commodity. Why? Because wisdom is one of sin's first casualties. It's hard to admit, but true none the less: sin reduces all of us to fools. And the fact is that no one is more victimized by your foolishness than you are.

You see the empirical evidence of the foolishness of sin on almost every page of Scripture.…

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A Vexing Jewel: The Price and Pleasure of Knowledge

John Piper

If you want to know God better, it will be costly, and it will be worth it.

For in much wisdom is much vexation, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. (Ecclesiastes 1:18)

That is true. It’s true because the more we know...

  • ...the more we know that we don’t know.
  • ...the more we know that suffering abounds.
  • ...the more we are accountable to live up to.
  • ...the more dementia…
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