37This is the Moses who said to the sons of Israel, ‘God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your countrymen.’
37¶ This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear.
What is the reason for life? This important question is addressed in this critical sermon titled “Him Shall Ye Hear” by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones from Acts 7:37. Many of the world’s greatest thinkers, scientists, poets, and philosophers have offered answers that end up being elusive and obscure. Regardless of their education or pedigree, they do not seem to ever get any closer to comprehending the truth. Even in modern times, with all the advancements in science, technology, and educational institutions and centers of learning, humanity is simply not any closer to arriving at the truth. The reason for this repeated failure is quite simple: people do not listen to God. Dr. Lloyd-Jones goes on to explain that God is a God who speaks to His people in His word, just as He did through the prophets and the apostles. Most importantly of all, He speaks in His Son, Jesus Christ. It is Jesus Christ that the world and sinful people reject. They simply do not believe that He has any authority that should be obeyed. But God has declared Jesus to be the ruler and savior of the whole world. All wisdom is contained in Christ, and all things were made for Christ. When humanity rejects Christ, they abandon all hope of ever truly understanding the world and themselves.
The Book of Acts
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.