Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Riddle me a riddle

September 16

Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 30 – 31

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 30:4 – “Who hath ascended up into heaven, and descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fists? Who hath bound the waters in his garment? Who hath established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou knowest?”

The writer of this section of Proverbs Agur here gives a riddle that seems to have puzzled him. At that point of time, they did not have the answer. The people of the Old Testament could answer that “his name” is Yahweh – the Lord God, but they would have no answer for the name of “his son.”

This riddle would remain unsolved until Jesus answered it for Nicodemus in John 3:13. We have one of the most straightforward set of Messianic texts in the Bible between these two.

Prayer: Yahweh, sometimes Your ways seem to be a riddle to me. Grant me patience to wait to hear Your answer. I so want to know all “now.” I bow to Your timing. Amen.

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