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Theology

Proverbs 30

“Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. Do not add to His words, Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”

With this chapter we meet Agur the son of Jakeh, and all that we know of him is right here! Obviously the theme of Proverbs has not changed and we are introduced to a series of lists that I would commend to your further study:

We learn of four things that are never satisfied; four things that are too wonderful; four things that disquiet the earth; four little things that are exceedingly wise; and finally four things that go well!

I read through Proverbs twice a year and have done so for most of my Christian walk and yet each time I come to these lists there is more to ponder! It should always remind us of the glorious nature of our Creator and Savior Jesus!

“I neither learned wisdom Nor have knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know?”

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Proverbs 2015,Theology

Proverbs 29

“Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law.”

In the early chapters of Proverbs the King warned his son about youthful passions and encouraged the him to seek wisdom.  In these later chapters we are all grown up and now we face the greater challenges of sin: Individually and collectively!

Here we see the hardening of one’s neck, the taking of bribes, flattery, scoffing, and hatred along with anger and rage. There are warnings about lies, haste and of course what C.S. Lewis calls the great sin: Pride!

So if we cast off restraint by letting our Bibles collect dust, fellowshipping with the wrong folks and having a take-it-or-leave-it attitude about Church attendance, we will NOT in the end be happy! But we will see more and more of what the King warns us about in this chapter.

“When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall.”