The Beginning of Wisdom
A Sermon on John 1:16Read more
How does one get wisdom? Can anyone be wise? In this sermon titled “The Beginning of Wisdom,” Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones teaches that God’s wisdom is a free gift for everyone, all they must do is humble themselves. Because Christianity gives an entirely new view of everything, humanity must let go of what they believed to be wisdom and trust in the Lord. Dr. Lloyd-Jones shares that humility begins with recognition that God in His infinite compassion has always planned for His people to receive redemption through the death of his Son. Proverbs tells that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. When the full scope and greatness of God’s plan for mankind is recognized, the only response ought to be fear and trembling. This is the beginning of wisdom, to recognize God’s plan with holy reverence and then trust Him in all things.
Additional Scripture Translations
John 1:16, New American Standard Bible (NASB)
16For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.
John 1:16, King James Version (KJV)
16And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
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.