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Moment to Moment
My daughter called and asked us to meet her and my son-in-law at a restaurant the following day. We agreed and made plans. However, just before bedtime that evening, Tom came down with the flu. It was that quick. Our plans changed and we had to cancel our luncheon date.
“Boast not thyself of tomorrow; For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1). It is good to make plans, but only the Lord knows the future and knows what is going to happen. We should say we will do this or that if it is God’s will. “And this will we do, if God permit” (Hebrews 6:3).
One day we preached in Pennsylvania and it snowed so much that the interstate was closed. We stayed at an elderly Christian man’s house over night. We talked and he told us how his wife had passed away. One day she said that she felt sick and lay down on the couch. She died with no warning. It was that quick and unexpected.
All we have is this moment. There is no guarantee of tomorrow and that is why the Bible states that today is the day of salvation. When Paul was being questioned, he said, “King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest. Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian” (Acts 26:27-28). Probably King Agrippa still regrets not being persuaded enough to accept Jesus.
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