An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Remember the Alamo

(Pro 27:1 KJV)  Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Is this a recommendation that we should be pessimists?  Are we supposed to assume tomorrow will be a disaster?  No.  The Bible is full of admonitions to expect God’s blessings along with being thankful for the ones we have.  The precaution involves boasting about a tomorrow based on your great exploits of today.

We are always to place our trust in the Lord, not in our genius or hard work.  We have all seen examples of “the best laid plans of mice and men” that crumbled when reality strikes.  We have also seen disasters turn around to glorious success.  We have seen combinations of the two.  The two things that make the difference are our confidence in God and His actual plans for our time in history.  Living in Texas makes me more aware of the Battle of the Alamo.  It was a disaster.  It would have been a tragedy if it was the end of the story but the reality is that it gave the Texans a chance to gather to defeat Santa Ana.  That did not make the deaths and destruction pleasant but made them a moment of glory.

So?  Since we can’t see the future nor understand the strands of history at work, why not accept that God is in charge and we can trust Him?  I can’t think of a good reason either. 

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