While the whole book at least parts that I read had a pastoral sound the book is part of a series called Preaching the Word, after all , but after the first couple of chapters it got really hard to read. 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. This was helpful to me. Communicating wisdom educates us in the school of sages. A wise person notices, picks up on the clues, cuts with the grain, tears along the perforated lines. In short, I would recommend anyone to read it.
We come to Christ because we are proud, and he receives us and loves us and helps us in our pride. I am reading through it again with my 13 years old son. As I've grown up in this impractical and illogical culture, its message of wisdom is a place of rest and security. 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. You will not agree with everything your friend says, but you will want to listen.
This would make a great companion to read while working through Proverbs yourself. This is a good one. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Wyncote, Pennsylvania, and have four children and an ever-increasing number of grandchildren. Pastor Ortlund served as Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, from 1989-1998. Ray also participated in The New Living Translation and the English Standard Version of the Bible. Will be purchasing his other book on Isaiah. This commentary on Proverbs is actually a collection of sermons.
It's been sitting on my self for months now, half read, but today I've decided I'm finished. This commentary on Proverbs is actually a collection of sermons. My dream is that God would use us for true revival in our city. Proverbs is a hard book for me. However, as Ortlund skillfully demonstrates, the book of Proverbs is also about Christ.
Ortlund was a long time pastor at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena, California during the 1960s-1970s and also served as a teaching pastor at Mariner's Church,. Ray and his wife Jani have been married for forty-one happy years, and they have four delightful children. He calls for a prostitute, and when she shows up, he has an apparent heart attack, because it's his daughter. I will swallow the Word whole, including the hard parts, out of reverence for Him. Note: this is not an academic commentary on Proverbs; it reads like a collection of really, really good sermons that preach through proverbs. As such, it stands as an example for preachers to aspire to and to appropriately imitate. God's wisdom is not designed for a secluded life.
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. Proverbs: Wisdom that Works is a collection of manuscripts from a sermon series on Proverbs. I decided to start with this book, as it wasn't a straight commentary, and seemed to Proverbs is a hard book for me. Perhaps more believers should consider taking in commentaries. I decided to start with this book, as it wasn't a straight commentary, and seemed to be pretty well received looking at the ratings. The expositions are God-centered, Christ-centered, practical, evangelistic, life-changing, and life-giving. With the overwhelming flood of information and opinion in our times--much of it a mixture of spin, sound bites, and trivialities--it is crucial we turn back to the Bible and pay close attention to the deep insights that have stood the test of time.
Ray Ortlund Jr's Proverbs: Wisdom that Works is a fresh way to re-read the book of Proverbs. Communicating wisdom educates us in the school of sages. Together with his wife Anne, he founded Renewal Ministries. The wisdom of Proverbs loses none of its practical value, but rather is given its ultimate fulfillment as an expression of the wisdom of Christ. The book of Proverbs is full of wisdom on issues ranging from money to sex to speech. A wise person notices, picks up on the clues, cuts with the grain, tears along the p Really good. It is about hope for failures.
I really enjoyed this collection of sermons on Proverbs by Ray Ortlund, Jr. He went on to receive his second master's degree, a M. It is about wisdom for idiots. In terms of his expositional commentary, Ortlund, as an accomplished writer, is able to make these once-spoken messages flow well on paper. He and his wife, Jani, have four children. A superb source for preachers preparing a series of Christian sermons on the book of Proverbs and for Bible study groups interested in studying biblical wisdom.
It allo A really enjoyable read. This would make a great c If the quality of a book is measured by the number of Kindle highlights it receives, this one is off the charts. How exactly does one become wise? 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. His insights on Proverbs are penetrating. Ortland is really a fantastic theologian and writer, and I feel this volume really helps illuminate many key truths about the book of Proverbs. Ray is the President of Renewal Mini Pastor Ray Ortlund received a B. Pastor Ortlund served as Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, from 1989-1998.