The Main Thing

“Get wisdom! Get understanding!…Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom.”
Prov. 4

“Wisdom”, said Alastair Begg, “has become an old-fashioned word. Wisdom has been obscured by words like insight and information.”

The Bible says that wisdom is the PRINCIPAL thing. The main thing! But we hear very little talk of it.

The most important thing I can do for my children is to teach them the fear of the Lord that leads to wisdom.

The media has told us that all we need to solve society’s problems is more education. Really? And I guess that would explain why the more money and energy we pour into the educational system, the more the crime rate and immorality keeps sky-rocketing?

May I suggest that we are turning out more fools than ever in the history of mankind? Well, I can’t prove such a statement, but in a long time anyway. Fools. People who are educated without wisdom.

People who serve the religion of humanism…people, I regret, even who call themselves by the name of Christ.

Having a brain doesn’t make us wise.

Do you know how I know there is no wisdom? Because there is no fear of God. And the two can’t be separated. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Any knowledge apart from the fear of the Lord is foolishness to God….may we never forget that.

“Wisdom is the information that God supplies turned to action.”

-Alastair Begg

5 Responses to “The Main Thing”

  1. Kim M. says:


  2. Heather says:

    Very well spoken! I just found your blog and I am so blessed! I know it can be a tough challenge walking so against the flow of the world, so I will be praying for you, dear sister in Christ!

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