Prov 27-29. What about Today or Tomorrow?
Are you a planner of each new day and what you expect to complete? Listen to wisdom: Prov 27:1 “Do not boast about tomorrow; for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” This wise counsel is similar to James 4:13-16 “Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into this or that town and spend a year there and do business and make a profit.” You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life like? For you are a puff of smoke that appears for a short time and then vanishes. You ought to say instead, If the Lord is willing, then we will live and do this or that. But as it is, you boast about your arrogant plans. All such boasting is evil.”
God alone knows the future.
Again another reminder: Prov 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.” Also; Ps 19:13 “Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I will be blameless, And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.”
To rewind this thought: one should trust in the Lord for each new day and each new step. To presume is sin when we do not put God first in our planning and trust Him to direct us where we are to go and with whom we are to be, and what we are to be doing.
Is God first in your heart and in your planning or do you just jump out and begin your day?