Proverbs 30: God’s God, We’re Not, but He Likes Us Anyway

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Proverbs 30:1 I am weary and worn out, O God. 2 I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense. 3 I have not mastered human wisdom, nor do I know the Holy One.
Oh my. The principal lesson learned by every wise person is that we never completely get it. That shouldn’t stop us from seeking to understand more and behave with wisdom and self-control. This month, as we’ve read Proverbs for what hopefully will be the first of many times, I pray you’ve grown in your understanding of God and of humanity. I hope that you are not intimidated but excited about God more than ever. He’s pretty smart, and He wants to teach us so that life can be abundant. But when you have moments such as Agur had in Proverbs 30, remember verse 5: Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.

The core of wisdom is knowing where and in Whom wisdom lies. God is God and God is good.

Lord, thank You for not being a snob. We are so grateful for Your patience and the moments every day, where You show us that You’re incomprehensibly above us but love us and want our company. Help us to rest in You when we grow weary, and to get right back up and keep going when we need to practice the skills we’ve been building. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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