Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring.
Don’t Count Your Chickens In Business
Business people tend to look at the future. We have venture capital, speculation, and yearly forecasts. The Bible dictates the Christian’s attitude to these attempts by bringing the whole matter to God. James interprets this verse with aplomb in James 4:
13 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. 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 in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. 17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
- What should people refrain from boasting about?
- Why should they refrain?
- How does James help us to understand Proverbs?
- How do you feel about your financial future?
- How would God have you think about your financial future?