30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord.
-There is no truth out there that can contradict the Lord. As the Creator of all things, it is impossible that there would exist “a thing” that wouldn’t in some way reflect back on the Lord’s existence and goodness. Now, of course, the Lord is very aware that we humans are a prideful and egocentric bunch, and so, there are all sorts of things that we think and hear and say that may be contrary to the Lord and yet the truth of Proverbs 21:30 still stands. What does that tell us about the things that we think and hear and say that may be contrary to the Lord? It tells us that all such wisdom is not really wisdom, all such understanding is not really understanding, and all such counsel is not really counsel. Simply put, all these are really not anything at all. When Solomon observed them, he called them “vanity of vanities.” However you choose to phrase it, anything contrary to the Lord is an empty promise, an empty nothing; it is simply empty.