Scripture Reading: Proverbs 30:7-8
Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me.
Reflections: Agur concluded that there are two important things he must disassociate himself from. The first is deception and lies. The other is poverty and wealth. In relation to this, he says he doesn’t want to be either too rich or too poor. A life devoid of deception and lies indicates the importance of relating well with people. In arguing for a livelihood that is not driven by abject poverty ( which may cause him to misuse God’s name) or excess riches ( which may cause him to forget that God exists), Agur demonstrates the need to remain conscious of God’s existence and hold strong allegiance to Him as the only source of life and all that pertains to it. In all, as per his theology, subscribing to a life that considers the importance of maintaining good human relations in addition to holding a solid allegiance to God as your source of existence helps to you live a life that constantly pleases God. Agur’s entire argument, therefore, indicates that pleasing God should be your number one goal in life. This will be determined by how well you live with your neighbours, in addition to how strong you maintain your allegiance to God.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me please you all the time.
Confession: I please God all the time.