Proverbs – Chapter 30: Sayings of Agur

Two more chapters to go and we are finally done with this book of ‘wisdom’.

“The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh—an inspired utterance.” – Proverbs 30:1

An inspired utterance?

“Every word of God is flawless;” – Proverbs 30:5

Including those about beating children, which we learned about in the last chapter.

“The eye that mocks a father,  that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley,  will be eaten by the vultures.” – Proverbs 30:17

Given every child says not so nice things to their parents at some time, why aren’t we all running around with no eyes? Should not the ravens have pecked them out by now?

“There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky,  the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a young woman.” – Proverbs 30:18-19

I’m sorry, but these are the things that confuse you? Not God’s command to rape and murder?

“This is the way of an adulterous woman:  She eats and wipes her mouth  and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong.’” – Proverbs 30:20

Why is it always an adulterous woman and not an adulterous man?

Ug…there are a few more verses on various items that make no real sense. Certainly not a list of items by which we are to gain wisdom.

Coming Soon: Proverbs – Chapter 31: Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character

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