The words of Agur son of Jakeh. The oracle. The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out. Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One. (Proverbs 30:1-3)
Neither Agur nor his father Jakeh are mentioned any other place in the Bible. In God’s grace, he gets one shot to pen words that will transcend into eternity; for the Word of God never passes away. The cry of this man’s heart is a cry similar to mine quite often. He is first and foremost weary and worn out. I feel that way this very morning, and I often feel this way come the later part of each week. He see’s himself as a stupid man who lacks in three areas: wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. These are three of the four areas I feel a lack in my own life as well. If he would have mentioned love, he and I should have been brothers living in the same house.
When Agur mentions his lack in the three above mentioned areas, he notes his lack compared to an average man. He is too stupid to be a man. He has not the understanding, the knowledge, nor the wisdom of a man. His words confront us this morning with the fact that men are to be the leaders of the home and the world in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
I have no more to say except that my prayers this morning have been that God would make me the leader of my home in wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. And that my son Sammy would grow in these three areas as well, far surpass me, and lead his future home well.
Blessings to you as you seek the Lord!