“There are three things that are too amazing for me,
four that I do not understand:
the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a young woman.
“This is the way of an adulterous woman:
She eats and wipes her mouth
and says, ‘I’ve done nothing wrong’ (PV 30:18-20)
The words above are the sayings of Agur son of Jakeh. To him, sin looks amazing in its power to destroy. These are things too amazing to understand. In Hebrew the word means too high, too great or too difficult for the natural mind to understand. Without the discernment or the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, these things shall deceive anyone.
Sin is amazing in its power to spread its evil poison and to influence a multitude. You only need a little leaven to change the whole dough. . Sin begets sin; it has a tendency to multiply. Agur says that starting from three they soon became four confusing things. Little by little they increase to five mysterious sins. It is only the Cross of Christ, the lifted standard of the Spirit that can stop this flood of evil, this downhill fall of sorrow and woe.
Like a good teacher, Brother Agur directs our attention to five things commonly seen around us: the eagle, the snake, the ship on the sea, the man in love with a woman and the adulteress. What connects all these different things? What is so amazing and beyond understanding in these five examples? What can we learn from them all?
This is the answer: The common lesson is that these things hide their existence, they cover up their path. You may never know their origin or their destination or purpose. They remain mysterious and dangerous in their secrets. . That is why they are called ‘amazing’. Selah!
*The eagle flies in the sky but leaves no trail behind. Before and after the eagle, the sky remains blue and the clouds white.
*The snake moves upon the rock and hides under it without a trace. If the snake was running on the sand, men could have known its direction, pursue it and kill it. But on a rock, no trace is left behind.
*The mighty ship moves on the ocean. Its body divides the water. The angry waves foam around it. But few seconds later, there is no sign left behind and the blue sea is quiet like nothing has happened.
*A man is in love with a woman. They soon get married and have children. For a long time, no one knows the beginning of that relationship. Only God knows if the foundation of that marriage is faulty or not. No man knows if their marriage started thru lust, deception, manipulation or greed. That was in the past and things seem normal now. But the storms of life come and soon, the love story crashes in the middle of much weeping. Nobody knows why their love failed and became bitter.
*The adulteress has a secret affair but the husband has no idea. She wipes away all traces left behind. Her sin is totally hidden from the eyes of men. She takes pleasure in her sin and also in her deception. She dresses up nicely and goes to church. No one knows, except God, and God does not tell anyone until it pleases Him. It is indeed a mystery why some people look good, behave well, pray, go to church, give offerings yet, they do not prosper.
“He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy” (PV 28:13)
In Hebrew the word ‘prospers’ means to experience breakthrough, to move on to success or to make profit.
This is a simple question: Why suffer in silence? Why practice hypocrisy? A man may deceive many but nobody can deceive God? Why all the lies? Why the double life?
There is only one solution to sin…Come to the Cross…Come and see Christ Crucified! Humble yourself! Confess your sins to God and to one another! The Blood of Jesus is able to wash you whiter than snow! There is forgiveness available in Christ! The power of a genuine new beginning is found only at the Cross! “Come and taste that the Lord is good!” Join the train of joyful worshipers! Receive your testimony NOW! In Jesus name, Amen