Proverbs 30:6-10
Prov 30:6 (KJB)
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
Since Godís words are pure, we must never add to what He has written in the Scriptures. There are severe warnings against anyone who tampers with the Word of God. Deuteronomy 4:2 and Revelation 22:18 & 19 are also warnings against tampering with the Word of God.
(Deu 4:2 KJV) Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
(Rev 22:18-19 KJV) For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: {19} And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.
If we add or subtract words to his pure words, then we are adding words which are impure and if we do, we will be chastised and proven to be a liar. If we are found out to be liars, then we must realize that the possibility exists that we are not saved because all liars will be cast into the lake of fire. These warnings are especially appropriate for those who translate and edit modern versions of the Bible which contain many omissions and additions of words. These modern versions are nothing but Satanís counterfeits and Christians who use them will never experience the true blessing of God which comes through the real Scriptures. There are many false statements in the modern versions which makes all the editors liars and deceivers. If one has no conscience about tampering with the Word of God, then they must check their spiritual condition because many of the editors of the modern versions are unsaved.
Prov 30:7 (KJB)
Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:
Agur had requested that he be granted two things before he died. Not that his death was imminent but he was asking to know some things. Just like Simeon who wanted to see the Messiah before he died. (Luke 2:26 KJV) And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
Prov 30:8 (KJB)
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me:
Convenient - Something prescribed, a portion
Maybe for many years during the upbringing of Agur, since he was not brought up with the knowledge of God, he was probably subjected to much vanity and lies. Now that he is doing a search for the Lord to understand Him, he now wants to be totally separated from vanity and lies, so there is no chance of either impeding his search. It sounds like Agur had become saved and now wants more of God than he does the things of the world. He now asks that he be given neither poverty or riches, that is, he wants to have only what will meet his needs and nothing more or nothing less. He does not want the banquet type meals anymore but only food that is a proper portion which will keep him alive. He now wants to eat to live rather than live to eat.
Prov 30:9 (KJB)
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Agur is now showing much signs of wisdom. He does not want a sumptuous feast because he fears that he will deny the Lord because he has so much that he might think that he does not need the Lord. He does not want to be so poor that he might steal from another and if that happens, then if he claims to be an Israelite, and since the Israelites were called by Godís name, then Godís name would be taken in vanity because it would be linked to his theft. It is the same with Christians today. We must guard our testimonies because if we are involved in something which is evil, then not only do we get in trouble, the name of God is carried into that situation and will be used in a vain manner. Using the name of God in vain does not only mean using it as a swear word but it has a much wider application. Since God is holy, His name must never be brought into any type of situation that we get ourselves into where His name could be blasphemed. (Rom 2:24 KJV) For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.
Prov 30:10 (KJB)
Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.
Accuse - Slander
Here Agur gives some good advice in not bringing slander or any accusation which cannot be proven against even a slave. It is not necessarily the one who is being accused because the slave was the lowest social class in every country. It is the fact making a false accusation against someone and in the verse above it seems like the one making the accusation is the one who is guilty. If a person makes a slander against a slave and that slave is killed, then if the accuser committed the crime, he will think that he got away with it. However, Godís justice will be leveled against this person and the truth will eventually come out. This should also be a warning against those who make false accusations against Christians. If they make a false accusation, they are always in danger of the truth coming out about them and then they will be found guilty of the wrongdoing they blamed the Christian for.