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SIH TOTT ICONHe layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous (Prov 2:7)

 

The Proverbs Of Agur: There Is A Generation…: Proverbs 30:11-14

11) [There is] a generation [that] curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
12) [There is] a generation [that are] pure in their own eyes, and [yet] is not washed from their filthiness.
13) [There is] a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
14) [There is] a generation, whose teeth [are as] swords, and their jaw teeth [as] knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from [among] men.

 

In this chapter we may have a new author, a man by the name of Agur.  Very little is known about this man but, from the context of our text, it seems as if he is a teacher who is instructing his two students Ithiel and Ucal.

EXPOSITION:

Agur now explains some of the distinguishing marks of a generation that is given over to sin…

11) [There is] a generation [that] curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
1.  There is an age that disrespects by mocking their father
2.  There is an age that does not submit to, nor wish well to come to, their mother.

There is an age that disrespects those who exercise loving authority over them.

 

12) [There is] a generation [that are] pure in their own eyes, and [yet] is not washed from their filthiness.
1.  There is an age that perceives themselves to be clean and without blemish
2.  and yet they are not cleansed from their own waste

There is an age that does not perceive their sinful condition and their alienation from the Lord

  

13) [There is] a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
1. There is an age that possesses eyes that look over others
2. There is an age that show their pride in their looks of disgust and disregard for others.

There is an age that are prideful of heart and mind to the point of contempt of all others

  

14) [There is] a generation, whose teeth [are as] swords, and their jaw teeth [as] knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from [among] men.
1.  There is an age that have sharp teeth like swords of war
2.  There is an age that have incisors like sharp eating utensils
3.  that are used to “chew and swallow up” (like eating a meal)
4.  those who are afflicted, pained and tormented
5.  and those who lack necessities of life

There is an age that will abuse the defenseless, poor and suffering for their own personal gain.

SUMMARY:

Some outstanding marks of a generation that ignore the principles of God’s Words and live lives according to their sinful lusts….

1.  There is an age that disrespects those who exercise loving authority over them.
2.  There is an age that does not perceive their sinful condition and their alienation from the Lord
3.  There is an age that are prideful of heart and mind to the point of contempt of all others
4.  There is an age that will abuse the defenseless, poor and suffering for their own personal gain.

Please keep in mind, these attitudes existed throughout human history.  However it does appear as if these type of attitudes are increasing gradually over time.  These types of prideful, selfish, carnal attitudes are said to take place before the second coming of Christ….

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,  Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;  Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”   (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

 As we look around us at the world in which we live, may we humbly bow before our Lord and ask Him to intervene and grant salvation and wisdom to the sinful generation in which we are living.

Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,  Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:  When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.  Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in [their] heart; and they have not known my ways.  So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.)  Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.”   (Hebrews 3:7-12)

By God’s grace, let us all study these proverbs diligently, giving them the value that they deserve.

May the Lord bless us as we receive this sound wisdom and then “Think On These Things”.

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6 Comments

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Sadly it sounds like our age. May we reject the spirit of worldliness and all grow in our union with Christ that result in sanctification

  2. Blessed Thanksgiving Sir! Indeed these attitudes are on the increase. The Lord is gonna set it right and off.
    missed you much! I see I have lots to catch up on.

  3. […] SIH’s Think On These Things: Proverbs 30:11-14 (settledinheaven.wordpress.com) […]

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