The Words Of Agur
Proverbs 30

Proverbs 30:5 “Every word of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”
Jesus said man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
The word of God is powerful
Those who abide in the word, abide in God—and God protects them.

Proverbs 30:6 “Do not add to His words lest He reprove you, and you be proved a liar.”
Deuteronomy and Revelation has warnings about adding to God’s word.
It makes you a liar,
All liars will be cast into the lake of fire.

Proverbs 30:7 “Two things I ask of Thee, Do not refuse me before I die:
Agur has put his trust in God, and now ask God for a personal blessing.
We need to take a lesson from what Agur asked of God.

The two request are found in verse 8 and 9:
Proverbs 30:8 “Keep deception and lies far from me, give me neither poverty nor riches; Feed me with the food that is my portion.”
We are warned– Be not deceived.
Lies are of Satan, and nothing good can come from a lie.
Give me enough to be thankful for, but not too much to make me proud and/or greedy.

Proverbs 30:9 “Lest I be full and deny Thee and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or lest I be in want and steal, and profane the name of my God.”
Those with plenty usually deny God.
Look at the children of Israel whom the Lord blessed.
Any sin is against God.
Remember Josephs words?

Proverbs 30:12 “There is a kind of man who is pure in his own eyes, yet is not washed from his filthiness.”
No matter how dirty or disgusting, a person thinks themselves honorable.
Everyone did what was right in their own eyes.
Nothing but selfishness.

Proverbs 30:20 “This is the way of an adulterous woman; She eats and wipes her mouth, and says, ‘I have done no wrong”.
Not only adulterous women, but most sinners have this same attitude.
Today, many false teachers will also teach them that they have done no wrong.

Four Small Things
Proverbs 30:24-28 “Four things are small on the earth, But they are exceedingly wise;
He teaches us lessons from small things that we hardly ever consider.

V25 the ants who prepare in the summer their food for the winter, the ants who live for the colony and die for the colony, the ants who defend their young and nurture their young.

V26 The badgers are not mighty folk; Yet they make their houses in the rocks.
(rock-badgers) coneys, possibly rabbits or ground squirrels, possibly an owl.
Even though it lives on the ground, the rocks protect it from larger predators.
You have watched the ground squirrels scamper about and are quick to jump into their safety.

V27 The locust have no king, but move in ranks and very effectively
Even thought there can be millions in a swarm, they move about as one.

V28 The lizard, is small, but shares the palace with the king.
Some versions may use spider or gecko here.
These four small creatures are very wise and survive quite well.
We just do not like it if they try to share our space.

Agur spoke other words for us in Proverbs 30.
Take the time to read them and gather some very good insight from those words.

By Carey Scott

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