Daily Devotionals for October 25
Proverbs: God's Wisdom for Daily Living
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).
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