Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Moment in Proverbs: Proverbs 27:1 Do not count on Tomorrow

Proverbs 27:1, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

This one thing we can be sure, God is in control of our lives.  We can foolishly try to predict the future of our economy, our retirement, and any of our futuristic plans; only to be foiled by a drop in oil prices, war in other countries; financial slumps in the market depending on the bear or the bull; and illness, death, or loneliness.  We cannot count on tomorrow, because truly, we cannot know what tomorrow will bring.

Even though we cannot count on our tomorrows this does not give us a license to put off the work that lies before us.  We must not squander the daylight nor wrestle with the night; we must place our lives into God’s control and ask that He direct our steps.

We are to seek His Kingdom first and his righteousness and all the things we need will be received.  We are not to worry about tomorrow because tomorrow has enough worries of its own.  If we get so caught up in our tomorrows, when do we live in the “today’s” (see Matthew 6:34)?

Since we were bought with a price through Christ we must set our sights on the realities of Heaven.  We must think about things not of this life, but upon what Christ would have our minds consumed.  Let us not be consumed with tomorrow before we have fully lived in today (see Colossians 3:1-4).

Prayer:  LORD, we can make our own plans but you determine our steps.  Let us remember as we build those dreams and plans that we must include your will for our lives.  For your thoughts for us are for peace and not for evil, and they give us hope.  LORD, our hearts rejoice in you because we can trust in your holy name.  Let your mercy be upon us, according as we hope in you.  In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Abiding Still,

Connie Renfro ©

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