Wisdom Journey Day 30

 

I keep first things first by honoring God

and focusing my loving on those

to whom I am committed.

Proverbs 30                                   Sayings of Agur

1 The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh–an oracle: This man declared to Ithiel, to Ithiel and to Ucal: 2 “I am the most ignorant of men; I do not have a man’s understanding. 3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. 4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and the name of his son? Tell me if you know! 5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. 6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar. 7 “Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die: 8 Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. 9 Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God. 10 “Do not slander a servant to his master, or he will curse you, and you will pay for it. 11 “There are those who curse their fathers and do not bless their mothers; 12 those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth; 13 those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful; 14 those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth, the needy from among mankind. 15 “The leech has two daughters. ‘Give! Give!’ they cry. “There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, ‘Enough!‘: 16 the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, ‘Enough!’ 17 “The eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures. 18 “There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: 19 the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden. 20 “This is the way of an adulteress: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’ 21 “Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: 22 a servant who becomes king, a fool who is full of food, 23 an unloved woman who is married, and a maidservant who displaces her mistress. 24 “Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: 25 Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; 26 coneys are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; 27 locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; 28 a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces. 29 “There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: 30 a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; 31 a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king with his army around him. 32 “If you have played the fool and exalted yourself, or if you have planned evil, clap your hand over your mouth! 33 For as churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife.”

What wisdom do you find in this verse? Are verses three and four pointing to the promised Christ? Please add your thoughts to the comments area.

We are warned once again of how we see, how we use our eyes. Are we pure in our own site thereby fooling ourselves? Do we have haughty eyes, disdainful glances and a mocking look? You must know that this is obvious to everyone around you.

And is it not with our eyes that we are captured by maidens? Using that word makes it disarming, yet here we see that a man’s ‘way with a maiden’ is not understandable and amazing. A little further on we see that the earth trembles and can not hold up when a married woman is unloved and replaced with a girlfriend. Know anybody whose world was turned upside down because of wandering lusts and misplaced love?

I keep first things first by honoring God

and focusing my loving on those

to whom I am committed.

One comment

  1. I think its referring to Christ “the Holy One” but what I’ve been meditating on is this: Who has gone up to heaven and come down? and “Tell me if you know.” Why would the proverb say gone up first, and come down second? Romans 10:6-7 came to mind. (I don’t know why it just did)I’m asking myself is there any connection between Prov 30:4 and Rom 10:6-10? In Romans 10 Paul is talking about justification in Christ not the law. (the way to God)

    But the justification which comes from faith makes a different claim; Do not say, Who will scale heaven for us? (as if we had to bring Christ down to earth), 7 or, Who will go down into the depth for us? (as if we had to bring Christ back from the dead).

    So the question, “Tell me if you know Him” Do you know the way of wisdom to God? Proverbs is asking and Romans is telling. Just a thought. LBY today

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