Saturday, October 27, 2012
King Solomon, exercising the wisdom God blessed him with, rightly advises us not to become caught up in "tomorrow" for we "do not know what a day may bring forth" or even if we will live to see tomorrow.
In the New Testament Jesus commands us, "...do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble" (Matthew 6:34). God does not want us to lose our focus - HIM - by allowing the activities and agendas of tomorrow to creep into today. James gives us a loving reminder that our life here is but a vapor and that we, being only human, will never know for certain what tomorrow will actually bring. "Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil" (James 4:13-16).
As Christians, we need to focus on how we can serve God TODAY. Not tomorrow, not next week or next month, but what can we do for Him today. I do not believe it is wrong to plan for tomorrow, but we need to keep ourselves in check and make sure our future here on earth doesn't consume us so that we lose focus of our eternal future.
God has blessed you with today. How are you going to use this blessing to serve and glorify Him?