PROVERBS DAY #30: DRINK THE PURE MILK OF THE WORD
“The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, his utterance. This man declared to Ithiel–to Ithiel and Ucal: Surely I am more stupid than any man, And do not have the understanding of a man. I neither learned wisdom Nor have knowledge of the Holy One. Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know? Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.” (Prov. 30:1-5).
The last two chapters of the Book of Proverbs were written by two different men: Chapter thirty was written by a man named Agur, and chapter thirty-one was written by a man named King Lemuel. I encourage you to read through these two chapters, as they are great appendix to the Proverbs of Solomon!
In the above Scripture, Agur tells us that every word of God is pure, and that God is a shield to those who put their trust in Him. You can trust the Lord, and you can trust His Word! It is pure, it is true, and He is faithful. The Apostle Peter encourages us to “as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.” (1 Peter 2:2-3). Have you tasted of the pure milk of the Word? Have you tasted and seen that the Lord is good?
Dear reader, I want to stir up your heart today to seek after God. As we are coming to the end of our devotional journey through the Book of Proverbs, don’t stop reading and feasting on His Word when this month is over. If you seek Him, you will find Him! And you will find Him first and foremost in the pages of the Bible. God’s Word is “More to be desired than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” (Psalm 19:10).
Allow me to close with this challenging quote from the Prince of Preachers:
“The best food for you is the Word of God itself. Sermons and books are well enough, but streams that run for a long distance above ground gradually gather for themselves somewhat of the soil through which they flow, and they lose the cool freshness with which they started from the spring head. It is always best to drink at the well and not from the tank. You shall find that reading the Word of God for yourselves, reading it rather than notes upon it, is the surest way of growing in grace. Drink the unadulterated milk of the Word of God, and not of the skim milk and the water of man’s word.” (Charles Spurgeon, How to Read the Bible).
TODAY’S READING: PROVERBS CHAPTER THIRTY.
Pastor Chris Jordan