James 4:13-15 – “Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.’ ”
If you exclude God today in whatever plans you are making, you are certainly not prepared for tomorrow. James said in James 4:14 that life is like a vapor that appears for a little time and then disappears. In James 1:10-11, James had earlier compared man and all that man could boast of to a beautiful flower that blossoms or prospers for a while and then withers too soon. What then is the good in making long term plans when we do not even know what tomorrow will bring forth? God has purposely left us in the dark concerning future events. We must understand that we have no control over what becomes of us the next day.
Will you be around tomorrow – the next day, the next month, the next year? The implications of all these for the present includes the need for watchfulness and faithfulness. Let this question prompt you to live faithfully for our LORD Jesus Christ.
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