The book of proverbs brings with it numerous sayings, words of wisdom, and teachings for each of us.
The wisdom of these proverbs or sayings does not come from their own authors but from God himself who was the one who deposited wisdom in each one of them.
In Proverbs chapter 30 we see how he begins with several questions about the greatness of God:
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?
Proverbs 30:4 (KJV)
All these things were made by the great Creator, our almighty God, the only King of kings and Lord of lords.
It is good to see how this man did not want anything to come to him to make him fail before God, that is, he wanted every dart of the enemy to be knocked down.
But also the author says something later in the following verses.
5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
7 Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:
8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Proverbs 30:5-8 (KJV)
Every word is clean and a shield for all who keep it. That is why it is good for us to keep His word. At the end of the passage we saw earlier, we see that he asks God to remove vanity and lies from him. He also asks not to be rich or poor, but to have only the necessary bread.
Why did the author of these proverbs ask for such things? So as not to fail God. Let’s be this way and ask God to always be upright before Him.