Proverbs 30:1-4 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal, Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man. I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy. 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?
Agur begins by telling us he is not the brightest of men to walk the planet. Which truly is a contrast form the words of Solomon who, though he may not personally claim so, was called the wisest man to ever live (1 Kings 3:12). Yet Agur makes an interesting observation in verse four. If anyone draws close to God and begins to see His infinite power, His wisdom, and His grace, then we all begin to look a little less intelligent.
I heard the joke of how Satan came to God and challenged Him by saying; “I can make a man just like you can.” So God said, “ok let’s both make a man then.” Satan reached down and took a hand full of dirt to begin his creation. God stopped him and asked; “What are you doing?” Satan replied, “I am going to make a man out of dirt just like you did.” To which God replied to Satan, “Start by making your own dirt.”
The absolute awesomeness of God is beyond our wildest imaginations. Our finite minds with time limitations cannot truly fathom an infinite and timeless God. However, if you will take just few minutes to think upon on the idea of all God can do, it should bring you to a place of humbleness before Him. That is where Agur began, and friends, that is where we all need to begin as well.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Take a moment and think about the power that God has. What can He do if He would want to? Could He control the wind and waves? This would be child’s play for the creator of the same. Would it be possible for Him to make the sun and moon stand still? It takes just a thought for the impossible in our minds to become reality with God. Now ask yourself, what is my greatest challenge? Then remember, He can handle it.
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