Scripture Reading: Psalms 33:9-12
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Scripture Quote: 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. James 4:14 (NIV)
We plan our future as if we know that life will accommodate our wishes. We are naïve in thinking we can know ahead of time what will occur in our lives. We can’t actually predict whether we will prosper or be overwhelmed with adversity. We cannot forecast the future, or this day, or even a single hour. Still, we always make our plans as if we can see with certainty all that will happen. The truth is that the future is a frail and uncertain thing, unknown to us all.
Rather than obsess about future plans that may or may not occur, being overly confident in our own abilities, we could be realistic about how little is really in our control. Also, seriously consider the possibility that our lives might be cut short at any time - All our big plans would certainly fail then. Preferably, we could use all that ill-spent energy to be living out God’s will in preparation for our higher world to come in Paradise with our Lord. We could surrender each day to God and trust in His good guidance and plans for us. We are children of the Highest God and joint-heirs with Jesus, who have already been given a place in eternity - Believers can plan on that!
Today’s meditation: Like a dissipated vapor, so life on earth ends.
Memory Verse: He remembered that they were but flesh, a passing breeze that does not return. Psalms 78:39 (NIV)