This is the first of 2 chapters in Proverbs (30, 31) not attributed to Solomon (see 1:1; 10:1; 25:1). The writer is called “Agur, the son of Jakeh.” We don’t know anything else about him or the other guys mentioned – Jakeh, Ithiel or Ucal – anywhere else in the Bible or history. That suggests to me that they were apparently just regular guys, yet God was willing to speak to them. Very cool.
So not anyone special – neither rich, famous, important nor powerful – yet God chose to use him to write a chapter in the Bible. Admittedly, there were others who felt unqualified for their calling (Hosea, even Isaiah and Jeremiah), but Agur stands out as a truly unknown man.
Our God specializes in using people no one else would consider using, and then doing the most amazing things through them. For me, that is pretty comforting. He used Agur, so He just might be willing to use me, too!
One Regular Guy at a Time,
Pastor Gary Byers