Proverbs 30:29-31 There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going: A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any; A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.
“Stepping out in style!” “Looking Good!” Those are just a couple of ways people might say you look first-rate in what you are doing, or at least how you appear in the public eye. Our writer of this proverb, Agur, shares how we as Believers might be “Looking Good” in the eyes of God and man, by directing our attention to yet another group of four things on earth.
He begins with a comparison to the lion. A lion, with bold courage, stands his ground among others, knowing that his strength and wisdom in the hunt, is no match for the hunted. So too must a Christian walk through this world with their head up, not fearing what the world can do to them. Not because of our strength, because 1 John 4:4 says; “greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.” We stand in God’s strength.
Next, he looks to the greyhound. Greyhound simply means an animal girt in the loins, or ready for running. They are still today watched by many for their grace as they run. We also must run the race of life with dignity as the world watches on.
Third is the he goat. They lead and do not follow. They love to climb to stand on higher ground. Oh, dear friend in Christ, we should lead this world and not follow in its sinful ways. Being found standing on higher ground in morals and mannerisms.
Finally, Agur points us to the King. As he walks among the people whom he rules with love and compassion, there is a reverence for who he is. Believers too should have a life that exemplifies the King of Kings. So, as we walk into a room, filthy communication might cease in honor of the Lord we represent. The lion, greyhound, he goat and the king walk with dignity among those around. Remember you also are a child of the King of all Kings, and the Lord of Lords. Hold your head up.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
As you look at the four honorable mentions, you may think, they are not always beautiful on the outside. However, that is not what makes them special. Like with all children of God, it is what is inside, not outside that counts. God looks on the heart.
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Hebrews 6 – 9 / Proverbs 30:29-31
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