This morning while reading from Proverbs 30, I laughed out loud when I read the first two verses, “I am weary, O God; I am weary and worn out, O God.I am too stupid to be human, and I lack common sense.” I love it.

The verses that spoke to me were 8-9. After asking God to help him to never tell a lie, Agur requested God to give him neither poverty nor riches! All he wanted was for God him just enough to satisfy his needs. The reason Agur gave was that if he became rich he feared that he may deny his dependence upon God, and if he was too poor he would be tempted to steal thus insulting God’s name.

Riches can ruin good people. Poverty can as well. Agur’s prayer is powerful … just having all you need is enough. May that be your prayer as well.