Book: Proverbs 27
“Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring.”
A few days ago I had my day all planned out. It was going to be a day of catching up on some work, spending a little time in the garden, relaxing and just staying at home. By the time the day was through I had not only been the family taxi and delivery service several times over but also been drawn into several meetings. I plan ahead but realize that those plans will probably be adjusted for the good of the family and work.
This verse is not saying we are not to plan and prepare. There are enough verses in scripture that express the need to plan. The issue here is where is our confidence? Is it in ourselves or in God. God is the only one that knows the future. James 4:13-15 shines further light on this verse:
“Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog – it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. What you ought to say is, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and do this or that.””
As you make plans for your week, life, ministry, business or family, invite the Lord into the process. Ask Him to lead you in making the plans and then submit to Him as you live them out realizing that His way is always the best!