Proverbs 30:7-9

Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die. Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me, 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. ESV

As I read the words of Agur in this chapter and look back over my life I realize that one of the problems with youth is that we think we know more than we really do because we have been educated and think everything is new. In reality much of what we have learned is not new at all. Try as we will, there is so much wisdom that we haven’t been exposed to and we really don’t know what we don’t know. I am seventy-five as I write this and looking back I find that I was much more naïve than I realized and I was unaware of the stumbling blocks we have been reading about in this book.

This is all part of our spiritual battle with sin. Of that battle, the Puritan, Willian Gurnall said, “The length of a man’s combat with Satan measures the same as the length of his life.” Fight on but don’t fight alone. Matthew 11:28-30, Romans 8:1.