Proverbs 29 & 30: The Word
Verse of the Day: (30:5) Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
1. The Wise (29:1-27)
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. (29:11)
The wise will listen to God’s reproof and glorify Him, while the fool will reject it and incur His wrath, just like wax will melt away while clay harden itself under the same hot sun. When the wise are in leadership, the people will be happy and rejoicing, conversely, when the foolish leaders rule, the people will be mourning and suffering. Wise parents will reprove their children who will grow up honouring them and God, while the foolish ones will spoilt their children who will grow up bringing shame to them. The wise and humble are quick to listen to God, slow to speak and get angry, while the fool are proud, and is quick to speak and get angry. Indeed, let us be wise and have God’s vision to see that every soul needs Him, and have the courage to preach the gospel that all be saved, as ultimately He shall judge and punish the wicked and cast them into fiery hell. (James 3)
2. The Word (30:1-17)
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. (30:6)
Agur, inspired by the Holy Spirit, penned this passage, confessing that he was nothing with God and His revelation to him, and teaching him of His existence, the prophesy of the coming of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, the Messiah and the Anointed, and the utmost importance of His pure and holy Word. Let us trust and obey God and His Word as it is a mighty shield protecting us from the fiery darts of the devil, his demons and the wicked. Let us be contented with God and His Word whether we are rich or poor, sick or healthy, and in whatever situation, as His grace is sufficient for us. Let us believe in God’s Word knowing that He shall judge and punish all who add or subtract His Word by taking their names out of His book of life, and casting them to fiery hell. (Revelation 22)
3. The Way (30:18-33)
The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid. (30:19)
God creates all things, including living things and mankind, such that every one of them has a unique way of living in this world. The way of eagles soaring high above storm clouds, the way of serpents slithering upon the rock, the way of ships navigating across the seas, the way of men courting ladies, the way of ants storing food, the way of conies making houses in the rocks, the way of locusts flying in groups, the way of spiders living in king’s palaces, and the way of lions, greyhounds, goats and kings moving with speed and agility. Let us therefore receive Jesus as our personal Saviour, as He is the only Way, Truth and Life to our God, and we shall be with Him forever in pearly heaven. (John 14)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You that Your Word is my Shield protecting me from the devil.