What’s on YOUR Docket?

Some folks can be so wishy-washy when it comes to thinking, deciding, and/or making plans. “Stop-and-think,” we may advise. Now, what would you say is the overall theme of your mindset, rather your outlook on life, your dominate attitude or inclination on the future? Are you still not sure you understand? This may help:

     “Look here, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and…we’ll do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Indeed, 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.”” (Js. 4:13–15, NLT)

This is about people bragging and boasting with a selfish, arrogant confidence that they are definitely going to do a certain thing; no ifs, ands, or buts. Oh yeah? That’s only if “the creek don’t rise” or if something else doesn’t happen. “You can make your plans, but it’s the Lord’s purpose that will always prevail” (Prov. 19:21). Hence, we can be so easily duped by wishful and selfish thinking (dreaming), but we can always make sensible plans…blessed by: “the Lord willing,” we intend to do this or that.

“For He knows how weak we are; He remembers we are only dust. Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear Him. His salvation extends to the children’s children of those faithful to his covenant and obey His commandments!  The Lord has made the heavens His throne; there He rules over everything. Praise the Lord, you angels, you mighty ones who carry out His plans, listening for each of His commands.”   (Ps. 103:14-20)

-John Driggers (2/5/2024, V6 #6)

“Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and…we’ll do business there and make a profit.” How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow?

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