Boasting

Some time ago I underlined Prov. 27:1, “Do not boast about tomorrow for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” I probably underlined it because it is echoed in James 4:13,14 that I was memorizing at the time, “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.; 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 vaniches. Instead you ought to say, ‘if it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that…’” For sure because of Covid-19, we check the stats daily, are under lockdown and cannot travel even though gas is more affordable, and we are rethinking what we can reasonably do each day. Boasting assumes we have agency in our lives. My agency is limited but the agency of my heart and soul – sending love, praying, using our hands to help, is still within our power. I have been reflecting on how I used my time when I had no TV to entertain and distract me. That’s right, I memorized Scripture and spent time enjoying nature. Is there something you would like to boast about memorizing?

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