Beware of Tomorrow

 

It has been wryly noted that one of the world’s most monumental inventions of labor saving devices was discovered in the word “tomorrow”.  One can only wonder how many diets, acts of kindness and love, apologies, and good deeds have been postponed today and rescheduled for tomorrow.

A wise person is quite wary of tomorrow’s allure of procrastination.  Solomon’s words are: “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.  Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Go, and come back and tomorrow I will give it,’ when you have it with you” (Proverbs 3:27-28).  A wise person recognizes that when he has the opportunity and ability to do the right thing, today is the day for its completion.  This is what made the Samaritan—not the priest or the Levite—a wise and good neighbor (Luke 10:29-37).

     A wise person recognizes that Christ’s saving workmanship is seen in a zeal for the good works (Titus 2:14) which God prepared beforehand that the saved are to do (Ephesians 2:10).  Maintaining good works (Titus 3:8, 14) wisely follows the perfect example of Jesus (Acts 10:38).

     The sheep who inherited the kingdom prepared from the foundation of the world fed the hungry, gave drink to the thirsty, took in strangers, clothed the naked, visited the sick, and went to those in prison (Matthew 25:34-36) today.  Work the works of God today, while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.

     Beware of tomorrow.

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Author: jchowning

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