Prov 30 God – Do You Know Him?
It often amazes me when people say Christ is not revealed in the OT, yet the evidence is clear that He is there. You have to be a detective, looking for the puzzle pieces like Agur did but when you search you can find Him! Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount: “seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you” [Matt 7:7]
Agur must have been a man much like Job in that he wanted answers, but unlike Job, he didn’t seem to ask God for them. However, that being said, he analyzed much of society and nature. Although he admits his inability to be wise, he observed and searched and noted there is evidence of God. He concluded that surely no man could ascend into heaven. He is right in that men cannot but God’s Son could and did. Jesus “was lifted up, and a cloud hid him from their sight.” [Acts 1:9] Then he asks about the wind and the waters and the ends of the earth. How like Job in his questioning and answering!
Through the OT/NT, God reveals His work through men and nature. Agur studied them both and concluded yes, there is a God, and He has a Son. He then asks this profound question: “What is his name, and what is his son’s name? Surely you can know!” He is saying, my search revealed Him, what has your search revealed? That is the question every believer should ask those who claim to be a Christian or do not.
Too many stop in their search for God and His Son. Are you searching? What have you found? For me, I cannot wait to meet Agur in heaven and ask him how he came to all the conclusions he did.