Proverbs 30 – Wise Sayings from a Stupid Man


Proverbs 30Out of all the chapters in Proverbs, I have found this one the most intriguing. When one thinks of a proverb, they usually think of some wise saying that was written by a wise man. However, the author of this chapter is the first to tell you that he is not very smart:

“Surely I am more stupid than any man, and do not have the understanding of a man” Proverbs 30:2

How is it that the self-proclaimed “most stupid man” has written a whole chapter of wisdom? It is through his ignorance that he has learned the most important things in life. As you continue to read the chapter, you will notice that he has looked to the most simple things in life, such as nature, to learn the most valuable lessons in life.

Through his ignorance, he has learned to not rely on his own brainpower (or lack thereof) in order to be secure. He has discovered a better way:

“Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him”

Through his stupidity, he had learned the greatest of wisdom. This man put his trust in the Word of God for his protection and looked to the simplest things in life to learned the most valuable lessons.

This man has learned lessons that are valuable for us today, whether you feel like your intelligence powers are lacking or if you have four Doctorate degrees. Remember that the wisest thing you could ever do is put your trust in God and His Word, and let Him be your shield. And remember to value the simplest things in life because they contain the most important lessons.

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