Proverbs 30

Proverbs 30:7-9
30:7 [Prov. 30 records the sayings of Agur] “Two things I ask of you, O LORD; do not refuse me before I die [or, “as long as I am living”]:

30:8 [request 1] Keep falsehood and lies far from me [Agur wanted to live a life based on honesty]; [request 2] give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread [cf. Matt. 6:11].

30:9 Otherwise [note dangers of both wealth and poverty…], I may have too much and disown [or deny] you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ [wealth can create the illusion of self-sufficiency] Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor [or, profane] the name of my God.

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