RELIABILITY!

Scripture:  Proverbs 30:2-4

2 Surely I am only a brute, not a man; I do not have human understanding. 3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One. 4 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is the name of his son? Surely you know!5 “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

Observation:

This is an interesting passage.  If you’ve ever read the book of Job, then you’ve seen something similar to this.  This chapter was written by a man named Agur, not Solomon.  In verses two and three, Agur is talking about how limited his knowledge and understanding of God is.  In verse four, he asks his readers five questions and the answer to each one is God!  This passage is written to show how big God is and how small we are.  Verse five finishes this section by giving us comfort that we can trust God to take care of us.

Application:

How smart do you think you are?  I know it’s a funny question to think about, but it’s important.  If you’re like most people, you go through times where you think you know best…and you don’t want to hear what anyone else has to say.  No matter how much we may think we know, when we’re compared to God, we may find ourselves thinking like the writer of this Proverb…”Surely I am only a brute.”  He understood that the wisdom and knowledge God has cant even be compared with his own wisdom.  In this Proverb, we are encouraged to trust in the greatness of God and to take refuge in Him.  We need to stop relying on our own wisdom and strength and start trusting in God’s wisdom and strength!

Prayer:

Spend some time talking to God about what’s going on.  You and I have decisions that we make every day, and unfortunately a lot of those decisions are made before we ever talk to God about them.  Ask for His wisdom and His understanding in the decisions you need to make.

 

 

 

 

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