Proverbs 30 in 2020
Last updated 1/10/2021 at 11:26am
As the events around of COVID-19 continue to unfold and test our human and societal frailties and brokenness, I have been pondering many verses from Proverbs 30. May these words from God, penned many years ago by someone named Agur, be Humbling, Encouraging, Lasting, or Priming for all of us (author included) in these days.
1The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out.
2 Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man.
3 I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One.
5 Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
6 Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.
8 Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me
9 lest I be full and deny you and say, "Who is the LORD?" or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.
12 There are those who are clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth.
13 There are those-how lofty are their eyes, how high their eyelids lift!
14 There are those whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, the needy from among mankind.
15 The leech has two daughters: Give and Give.
32If you have been foolish, exalting yourself, or if you have been devising evil, put your hand on your mouth.
May God embolden each of us living in the United States of America with these words:
To the Republic
With Liberty and Justice