Proverbs 30 “Agur Speaks”

Sayings of Agur

God? Who Needs Him?

The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh–an inspired utterance.  This man’s utterance to Ithiel: “I am weary, God, but I can prevail.  Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding.  I have not learned wisdom, or nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One”.

Who has gone up to heaven and come down?  Whose hands have gathered up the wind?  Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak?  Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak?  Who has established all the ends of the earth?  What is his name, and what is the name of his son?  Surely you know!

“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.  Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar”.  “Two things I ask of you, Lord; do not refuse me before I die: Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread”.  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.

“Do not slander a servant to their master, or they will curse you, and you will pay for it.”  “There are those who curse their fathers and do not lbess their mothers; those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth; those whose eyes are ever so haughty, whose glances are so disdainful; those whose teeth are swords and whose jaws are set with knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from amony manking”.  The leech has two daughters. “Give! Give!” they cry.

Four Insatiables

“There are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, “Enough!”: the grave, the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with water, and fire, which never says, “Enough!” “The eye that mocks a father, that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures”.

Four Mysteries

“There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: 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 young woman.  “This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’

Four Intolerables

“Under three things the earth trembles, under four it cannot bear up: a servant who becomes king, a godless fool who gets plenty to eat, a contemptible woman who gets married, and a servant who displaces her mistress”.

Four Small Wonders

“Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; hyraxes are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it is found in kings’ palaces.”.

Four Dignitaries

“There are three things that are stately in their stride, four that move with stately bearing: a lion, mighty among beasts, who retreats before nothing; a strutting rooster, a he-goat, and a king secure against revolt”.  “If you play the fool and exalt yourself, or if you plan evil, clap your hand over your mouth! For as churning cream produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife”.

Here Agur mean gathers, Jakeh means obey or obedient, Ithiel means GOD has arrived, and Ucal means devoured.

In verse 1-4, Agur relects humily as in verse 5-6, it is a keen theological mind.  While in verse 7-9, there is a deep hatred for arrogance as in verse 10, it speaks on how slandering a man’s servant can backfire on you while in verses 11-14, these proverbs condemn various forms of unwise behavior.

However, in verse 15-16, you gets an illustration of the insatiables, but in verse 17, it talks vividly on disregarding parental respect/authority and the destruction.  In verses 18-20, it gives the illustration of hypocrisy.  While in verse 21-23, the four things that makes living very uncomfortable.  Which in verse 24-27, these verses gives a picture of four creatures which survived due to natural instinct.

However, in verse 29-31, we see another four that go with great poise and no fear.  Where in verse 32, we see here, that the proud, yet arrogant person will only make matters worse, if he begins to talk.  Yes he is warned to guard what words that comes out of his mouth.  Lastly in verse 33, in all three things above, pressure is being aplied and bringing inevitable results in each case.

Remember to pray, read, pray again, and meditate on each one of these proverbs.  Get the wisdom down and walk according to GOD for your life.  He want you to get it so don’t disappoint him.

I want you to re-read these proverbs again and let what is being said here saturate within.

GOD Bless You Much Love

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