Thursday, January 6, 2011

Proverbs 30

4 comments:

Chris said...

loving vs 5. - Every word of God is flawless, he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.

and vs 8&9 are favorites too... neither poverty nor riches... though should they come, I'd sure like to be faithful in those circumstances too.

Prairie Chick said...

"and don't make me either rich or poor; just give me enough food for each day. If I have too much, I might reject you and say, "I don't know the Lord." If I am poor I might steal and disgrace the name of my God." v8-9

I have been wracking my brain for half an hour trying to remember a song from a wow worship cd that is based on this verse, it is so moving. the only part i can remember is "if all my pearls should hang from golden threads" or something like that. I thought it might be David Crowder Band but I can't find it. It just outlined this verse so well. Does anyone know the song I am referring to? It talks about if fire comes and ravages all of a persons fields.... etc, etc.

I love these verses.

Joan said...

A couple of things I found interesting. First, that the origin of these sayings is Agur and hardly anything is known about him. The same goes for King Lemuel in chapter 31.

Then vs. 11-14 - How important that we obey the command to honor our father and mother. Such negative consequences if we reject this command.

Prairie Chick said...

found it! It wasn't a Wow Song at all, but off of a Vineyard cd I have.

"If a famine came into my land of plenty
The singing nightingale was stormed by birds of prey
If a fire broke out and ravaged every sentry
and my walls of stone became like burning hay

Then my first thought
would be of You
with my last breath
I'd call to You
Only You and You alone possess the words of life
Where else can I go?

If a flood came in and made my pool an ocean
Humble streets of clay became like diamond beds
If the winds of change brought manna down from heaven
and all my priceless pearls should hang on golden threads

Then my first thought
would be of You
with my last breath
I'd call to You
Only You and You alone possess the words of life
Where else can I go?
Save me. Save me.

Grant that I may have enough that I don't have to beg
Grant that I don't get so much that I forget your Grace.

Save me."