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In the Word
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring (Proverbs 27:1).
Of the Word
Today is ours, a gift from God. Whether the sun is shining brightly or heavy rains are pounding against the windows, God wants us to have this day. Whether we are happy or sad, healthy or disabled, God made each of us part of His plan for today.
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it (Psalm 118:24).
So why do we spend so much time thinking about tomorrow? The Psalmist instructs us to rejoice in this day — the day that is here and now. Boasting about tomorrow won’t get it done today! All too soon it will be tomorrow, and we may have passed up an opportunity that should have been taken today. With the power of God’s Holy Spirit behind us, let’s get busy and do what must be done today!
A Point to Ponder: Today is mine, God, a gift from You. How do You want me to use it?
Walking with my Lord
Lord, You have blessed me with today. May all I say and do be to Your glory. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: The Word: Wisdom for Living. Authors: Marcia Gomulka and Myrna Lou Meyer. 9/32 ©2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Code: #40198
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