1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal, 2 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man. 3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy. (KJV)
1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, the oracle. The man declares to Ithiel, to Ithiel and Ucal: 2 Surely I am more stupid than any man, And I do not have the understanding of a man. 3 Neither have I learned wisdom, Nor do I have the knowledge of the Holy One. (NASB)
Stupid and Brutish
We, as a people, the human race, are stupid and brutish.
We like to follow our own passions. We do not like being told what to do. Sometimes we only want to be told what to do. We like having control.
We think we can be God or at least His control.
We like this so much that we start arguments, fights, battles, and wars.
We like this so much we nailed our God to the cross to kill Him.
His Wisdom and Understanding
God knew this of us before He even created ANYTHING, yet He made it all and us all just the same.
When we had Jesus beaten and nailed to a cross to die, it was already a part of His plan. He knew we are stupid and brutish, that we do not have understanding or real wisdom, and so He redeemed our stupidity and brutishness through this act of love and grace.
Jesus Christ is the wisdom of God, and only by understanding this is truth can we have knowledge of the Holy One.
With this knowledge we must turn from our sinful desires to be changed in thought, speech, and action to be like Jesus Christ, God in flesh.
Wise Lord, give us the wisdom to see Your truth. By Your power teach us repentance of our stupid and brutish ways. Help us to hear Your calling through the cross of Christ!