Taking God Seriously
This chapter in Proverbs is not written by King Solomon. It is written by Agur, the son of Jakeh. We don’t know very much about him at all.
The skeptic and atheist are known to King David as fools. “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.” (Psalm 14:1)
I have to be careful. We all should. This is not about moral superiority. Psalm 14:2-3 makes it clear that as God looks down on all people, He can find none who is not corrupt, emphasizing it with “not even one.”
Yikes! I resemble that remark.
The Hebrew word translated “fool” is nâbâl, which is an adjective having the meaning of “stupid, wicked” or “vile person.” It comes from the root verb nâbêl, which means “to fall away,” “figuratively to be foolish or (morally) wicked” or “causatively to despise, disgrace: – disgrace, dishonour.” So, the Hebrew word nâbâl
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