Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. ~Proverbs 27:1
“There’s always tomorrow!” Tomorrow is the day after today. It is the next day. As each day moves towards sunset, we make plans for tomorrow. We should not lightly regard tomorrow. Let us see what the Bible says about tomorrow.
There is the procrastination.
“And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God” (Exodus 8:10). Egypt was overrun by a plague of frogs. The Egyptians worshipped the god Hekt, which had the head of a frog. The plague had frogs in everything: in their food, in their water, in their beds, and everywhere they walked. The people got to the place where they had enough with frogs. Pharaoh asked Moses to pray for the eradication of the frogs. When Pharoah was asked when he wanted the frogs to go away, his answer was tomorrow! Can you imagine that? He wanted to keep the frogs until tomorrow. There are times when tomorrow is too late. Be careful of procrastination when it comes to sin, salvation, and service.
There is the priority.
“And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand” (Exodus 17:10). Israel was in a conflict with Amalek. Amalek had attacked Israel from behind. Moses commissioned Joshua to choose men and fight with him. However, Moses knew that the primary source for victory was on top of the hill in prayer for Israel. The rod of God in his hand symbolized God’s power in a tool surrendered to God’s use. We have the priority of availing ourselves in the presence of God. We fight new battles tomorrow. After today, there is the priority of standing on a hill with the rod of God in our hand. Don’t minimize the prayers of tomorrow. Don’t minimize the priority of tomorrow’s service and battles.
There is the preparation.
“And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the LORD will do wonders among you” (Joshua 3:5). Joshua got Israel ready to cross the Jordan River. He told them, “To morrow the LORD will do wonders,” or something miraculous. A life of faith is one that lives in anticipation of God working through our incapability and powerlessness. We must prepare ourselves for what God will do through us tomorrow. Be clean, confess your sins, and set yourself apart for God. There are people and things we should be praying for that tomorrow, God will do wonders in. There are ministries we are involved with that we should prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s blessing. The sun will rise tomorrow. Joy cometh in the morning. His mercies are new every morning. Prepare yourself for tomorrow.
There is the prevention.
“Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1). Be careful of being presumptuous about tomorrow. We might get too full of ourselves and boast about tomorrow’s gains and successes. Tomorrow might not come. Tomorrow, our plans could blow up on us. Tomorrow, God could curtail our plans because we left Him out. Think about the rich man in Luke 12. He boasted about his riches. God said, “This night thy soul shall be required of thee.” There is always tomorrow, but be careful that your tomorrow includes the Lord.
Have a Christ-centered God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: 1 Samuel 1-3