Daily Devotional for October 25
God's Wisdom for Daily Living
Devotional ScriptureProverbs 27:1 (KJV):
1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Proverbs 27:1 (AMP):
1 Do not boast of (yourself and) tomorrow, for you know not what a day may bring forth.
Thought for the Day
It is not good to boast about anything that we might do, since we do not know what a day may bring. Jesus spoke to his disciples about this very thing in a parable in the New Testament. "And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God" (Luke 12:15-21).
Many of those who strive to protect their fortunes for themselves, without any thought of others or God, could lose it all in one moment. Jesus warns against covetousness, since God does not measure wealth by worldly possessions. What God desires of us is that we become rich toward God. It is not wrong to have riches in this world, but it is wrong if we do not to use them as the Bible commands us to. True riches are spiritual possessions that are not dependent upon anything in the world, but upon God alone. They are the riches of glory: God's character, favor, protection, vision, revelation, and wisdom (Romans 11:33).
"He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch" (Proverbs 11:28). We need to trust God with each day because only He knows what it holds, and He is there to help us deal with any evil that we may encounter. "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" (Matthew 6:33-34).
May we never be like the man who boasts about his plans, but rather let us boast in the Lord, knowing that He knows the future and will never leave us nor forsake us, no matter what a day may bring. Let our boasting be in Him. "My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad" (Psalm 34:2). As we trust Him, He will meet every need of our lives according to His the riches in glory by Christ Jesus! (Philippians 4:19 and Romans 9:23).
Prayer Devotional for the DayDear heavenly Father, I am thankful that I am a child of Yours, and that You are always there to meet every need that I have. My faith and trust are in You, and I know that whatever a day brings, You will be there with me. Give me the grace to deal with the problems that I must face. Also, may I remain humble when You reward me and bless me in special ways. May I always be mindful to give You thanks and praise for everything that You have done for me and my family. I do not want to take Your blessings for granted. All praise belongs to You! I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus. Amen.
If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? ... If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
Matthew 28:20; Matthew 18:19-20; John 14:21; John 14:22-23; Jude 1:24-25
I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. The heavens and the earth, which are now, ... are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled.
We have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. We ... look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
1 Peter 4:7; Revelation 20:11; 2 Peter 3:7; Psalm 46:1-3; Matthew 24:6; 2 Corinthians 5:1; 2 Peter 3:13-14