With fireworks, the best ones are not necessarily just the ones with the best packaging. Likewise, Agur reminds us that the strength the world focuses on isn’t always the most impressive.
We all love a good story of a “reversal of fortune,” but are they always good? What makes them good? Agur helps us to consider that in the next verses of Proverbs 30.
In our hurry to be accepted by culture, have we lost the power of what is supposed to set us apart from the culture? The power of the church isn’t in degrees or pastors or business strategies, it is in the Holy Spirit. If we’re going to be a 21st century church that leads people to find and follow Jesus, we may need to bring back “That Old Time Religion,” meaning that we look at the exciting growth and example of the 1st century church as we see it in Acts.