Prepare For Tomorrow

Did the State of Alabama’s anti gambling czar think he’d get caught gambling in Mississippi?  Did any Democrat think Sen. Kennedy’s seat would be lost to a Republican?  Did Colt McCoy expect to  be injured in the first quarter of the National Championship game?  Did the people of Haiti expect an earthquake the day before it happened?  Does anyone expect that their last day on earth will be their last day when they wake up in the morning?  Do any of us know what tomorrow holds?

Truth is, no one… no one… has any idea, clue, or knowledge of what the next hour… day… week… or year will hold.  The future is known to one person… God Himself.  To all the rest of us the future is hidden.  Thus the Scripture,

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be granted unto you.  Therefore  do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble (Matthew 6:33-34).

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance.  All such boasting is evil. (James 4:13-16)

Jesus gives the answer about how to view tomorrow in Luke 12:22-29, 31…

Do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on.  23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.  24  Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?  26 If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest?  27 Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  28 But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! 29 And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried.  31 Instead, seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you.

Short bullet points to consider from Jesus…

Don’t be anxious because life is more than what we think it is (this world stuff and events)…

Since God takes care of mere animals, how much more will He care for us!

Anxiety and worry accomplish nothing… it is a useless activity… worthless… SO QUIT!

The way to quit worrying is by trusting God through what He says!  Vs 31… God takes care of those who honor Him, love Him, and seek Him!  TRUST GOD’S economy of life.

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