Let us dive right into our key text coming out of Proverbs 30:2 — 4 (KJV). The Word of the Lord reads:
2 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man. 3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the Holy One. 4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?
“I may not be the brightest person in the world. In fact, there are lot of people way smarter than me, but out of what little knowledge I do have, I have managed to figure out that there are certain things that only God can do, and because of that…God rocks!” That would be the contemporary interpretation of what the speaker of this passage, Agur — the son of Jakeh, is saying. I don’t know about you, but I just have to give this guy credit for his brutal honesty and genuine spirit. How many of us are willing to blurt out that we are not very bright? Not very many. Failure to admit ignorance, however, does not magically make one smart. Too many of us are busy trying to be right in our wrong when we should be yielding our sheepish wits to the infinite genius of the Master Shepherd. We should carry the attitude of Agur. If we don’t know anything else in this world — and we don’t — we know that God is great, and His son’s name is Jesus.
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