“Do not boast about tomorrow,For you do not know what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1).
Remember the guy who had the bumper crop, built new grain silos, retired on the spot, and then dropped dead?I believe his last words were: “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years to come; take your ease, eat, drink and be merry.”But God’s last words to him were: “You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?” (Lk.12:15-22)Tomorrow is not a ‘done deal.’ God holds all the cards and will indeed deal them as he sees fit.Many a soul assumes that God is talking to someone else in this proverb. Their super-organised Christian work ethic has a 100 ‘tomorrows’ prepared, primed, and prayed for. The danger of ‘Tomorrow-ism’ is presumptuousness. Confidently expecting God to meet you tomorrow night for a little chat about how well things went thanks to you.Today doesn’t only have enough troubles of its own (Mt.6:34), it has enough blessings of its own. Elevate them for what they are—God’s daily provision. He provides all we need to do His will today (2Cor.9:8). Having our minds stuck in tomorrow relegates God’s blessings of today to second place—that’s idolatry. When today’s spiritual needs are dependent, in any way, upon the dictates of tomorrow, we guilty of running ahead of God. We have let go of His hand and are grasping for the wind.This is the day that the LORD has made;let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24).John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends.