Every word of God proves true;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Do not add to his words,
lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.
In yesterday’s devotional we saw that when Agur received wisdom, he realized his own unworthiness before God. Proverbs 30:4 reminds us that to know God is to know of his Son, Jesus Christ, the ultimate source of wisdom. He is the one “ascended to heaven and come down.” And certainly it is God “who has gathered the wind in his fists.” This God has not disclosed himself but revealed himself in the wisdom of his Son and in his very Word.
Proverbs 30:5-6 assures us of the truth of God’s Word. Agur’s students, no doubt, expected to be instructed by him. But he has confessed his own lack of wisdom and can thus point only to the Word of God to see that God has revealed himself. There is no better teacher than God himself. You can rely upon that Word for “every word of God proves true.” There is no falsehood in that spoken and revealed Word from God. His Word is sure and sufficient for all of life. Therefore, we should not seek to add to what God has given or seek to modify it to fit our fancy (verse 6). If we do, we are claiming equal authority with God and open to all manner of error and falsehood.
This very Word of God is given to us today. Are there ways you are heavy laden and burdened with life? Here is a great promise for you. His Word, that he loves and cares for you and that he will not forsake you, is with you to help you. Trust in his Son, our Saviour, and his precious word, the ultimate source of wisdom and life.