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"Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth" (Prov.27:1).

Jane told me a story about her optimistic mom out on the farm in Kansas. If it had not rained for a while, and rain was needed, her mom would look at any clouds in the sky and say that rain was coming soon. Some of them actually brought that rain, while others were just wisps that amounted to nothing and disappeared. It is kind of the way that James, and the writer of today's verse from the book of Proverbs looked at life. James talked about life as a vapor or mist, while the proverb says not to boast about tomorrow because you do not know what a day may bring forth...There are many folks out there that muddle through life claiming to believe in God, but acting like the merchants of James 4:13-14 who talk about going to a city for a year or so to conduct business. James' response to them was much like that of today's Proverb... "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow..." Even if they claimed to be Christians, they made their plans and lived day to day as if there were no God. When we look at a person's life span and compare it to how long people have inhabited the earth, it is like the vapor or mist James is referencing... If we compare our physical lives to eternity, its less than a mist. God wants us to live our lives each day as if it were the last one we would live... He wants us to live those days with Him playing an active role in all of our plans... I believe the term of today is, "in the moment..." James wants his readers to know that it is evil to push God out of our lives; in addition to being evil, it is also foolish....

Have a great day... Let His light shine through you today.... Love mark Phil.4:11

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