The Wisdom of Men
A Sermon on Acts 7:17-20
“But as the time of the promise drew near, which God had granted to Abraham, the people increased and multiplied in Egypt until there arose over Egypt another king who did not know Joseph. He dealt shrewdly with our race and forced our fathers to expose their infants, so that they would not be kept alive. At this time Moses was born; and he was beautiful in God's sight. And he was brought up for three months in his father's house, (ESV)
How can you know God's plan for your life? Are you willing to trust and follow Him even when the outcome is unclear? God’s plans are often different then mans, for His ways are above man’s ways. As Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones unfolds Acts 7:17-20, this fact is seen as God calls Israel out of the land of Egypt and bondage. He does so by blessing them to grow and multiply so that they are oppressed by Pharaoh. In their suffering they turn to God and asks Him to deliver them out of the suffering and bondage. God does so through his servant Moses. In a similar way, God uses the presence of sin and the law to cause men to flee from their sins and to turn to Christ. This is the reason for many of the hard circumstances in life. It is to make us turn from our own efforts and turn to the God who alone can save us. This salvation is not of the world or man’s wisdom, but it is only found in Christ and in His redeeming work on the cross of Calvary and victory from the grave.
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.