Proverbs 27 7-27-18

We say we trust Christ, but do we allow Him to shape our dreams and plans? “Daily” turns into “eternal.”

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

[23] Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; [24] for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.

I find it interesting that the chapter begins and ends with instructions for us to make sure that we keep an eternal perspective. James did the same thing:

James 4:13-17 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” [14] Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes [eternal perspective]. [15] Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” [16] As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. [17] Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.

Now that we have been told to lay our dreams, desires, wishes, hopes, aspirations, goals, pleasures, agenda, will, schedule, etc., we are accountable to Him to do just that: give everything over to Him each day. If we don’t, then we run the risk of this verse coming to bear:

Proverbs 27:12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

Walking with Jesus is a daily thing ( by daily, it means Constant). The writer of Hebrews tells us to “fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith.” Let’s be faithful followers of Christ and stick close to His side!

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