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Proverbs 30

Proverbs 30

Agur glorifies God and speaks of God’s glory

Oh, my brethren; there is so very much pride in the Ekklesia today.  They think that they are spiritually rich as they lean to their own ways, rejecting the Word of God for their own false traditions.

Humble yourselves and turn to your God, oh Israel, for why will you die?

Ezekiel 33:11   Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Proverbs  30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,

Agur the humble before God.

30:2 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.  30:3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.

Agur asks: What person approaches God in greatness and wisdom?

30:4 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?

The Word of God is pure and holy, the Word of God converts man from sin into life eternal!

30:5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

Thinking themselves wise, the wicked depart from the Word of God to their own destruction.

30:6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Agur asks God to keep him from the vain deceit of those who seek to turn him away from zeal for God and into compromising with the Word of wisdom and life,  and he asks to be neither physically poor nor rich but only to have his basic needs met, that he be not overcome by desire for physical things. 

30:7 Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: 30:8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

If you have an issue with any person go directly to him first as per Matthew 18.

30:10 Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.

Agur speaks of today’s generation and the sins of today.  The religions of today have rejected the ways of God the Father in heaven, and do not love the Word of God; yet they are pure in their own eyes; therefore our sins are not washed away by the sacrifice of Christ, for he will reject us until we sincerely repent. (Rev 3:16)

30:11 There is a generation that curseth their father [by rejecting zeal to live by every Word of God the Father], and doth not bless their mother [the Holy Scriptures descending from the heavenly Jerusalem of God’s throne (Gal 4:26), by which we are to be taught]. 30:12 There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

Oh, how very proud we are of all our supposed understanding and righteousness; when we are neither righteous nor do we truly understand spiritual things to live by them, as we ought to (Rev 3:14-22).

30:13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

God’s blessings will be withdrawn from us because of the multitude of our sins.

30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men. 30:15 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough: 30:16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

Those who turn from zeal for the Word of God their heavenly Father and leave off from any zeal for the practical application of the Holy Scriptures; shall be corrected most strongly in great tribulation.

30:17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

God has made wondrous things beyond the mind of man to understand; why then do we think we know better than our Father in heaven?

30:18 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: 30:19 The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

As the adulterous woman is not faithful to her physical husband; and those who are unfaithful to their espoused spiritual Husband are spiritual adulterers. 

30:20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

Agur declares that it is an evil thing for the wicked to rise above the upright; such as when a servant lacking the wisdom of God, rules over his master; or as in men doing their own ways instead of the ways of God their Father in heaven.

When a spiritual fool is made physically rich so that he justifies his wickedness because of his blessings; he rushes to his own destruction.

It is a disgrace when an unrepentant whore is married, because she will have no loyalty to her husband.  Spiritually it is disgraceful when a person declares himself for God and then has no zeal to live by every Word of God but exalts others as his moral authority.

30:21 For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear: 30:22 For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat; 30:23 For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

The wisdom of God is seen in his creation; why then do we seek our own ways?

30:24 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise: 30:25 The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; 30:26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; 30:27 The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; 30:28 The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.

God the Fountain of Wisdom, has created many great wonders;  why do we reject his wisdom for our own ways?

30:29 There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going: 30:30 A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any; 30:31 A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.

If any have done foolishly by exalting himself in pride; let him sincerely repent and humble himself before God and turn to live by every Word of God the Father.

30:32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

Surely the proud who exalt themselves and do not exalt the Eternal, the King of the Universe, the sum of all Wisdom; provoke the wrath of God.

30:33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.

 

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