Proverb for the Day 30:1 — Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things!

The sayings of Agur son of Jakeh—an oracle: This man declared to Ithiel, to Ithiel and to Ucal

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 Agur or the other guys mentioned – Jakeh, Ithiel or Ucal – anywhere else in the Bible or history. That suggests they were apparently just regular guys, yet God was willing to speak to them. And He used one of them, Agur, to write one of the chapters in the Bible.

This little verse encourages me. It reminds me that God specializes in using the most ordinary people to do the most extraordinary things. That means there’s hope for me and my peeps!