“Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow”

People who desire to know the future are an enigma to me. (You know of whom I speak: Those who run to Madame Dora, or read their horoscopes, or check Mayan calendars, or read the Bible in the same way as a devotee of Nortradamus would read his ramblings, setting dates for Christ’s return, etc.) As I look back through my life and see some of the things that I have experienced, I am convinced that if the Lord had let me know what lay ahead, He would have had to drag me kicking and screaming into that future.

Christ, on the other hand, knew exactly what lay ahead:

17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, 18 “See, we are going up to Jerusalem. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death 19 and deliver him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified, and he will be raised on the third day.” (Matthew 20:17-19)

Yet, Christ continued on to Jerusalem because He knew it was the purpose for which He had come: to die to justify sinners before a holy God.

As children of God, we, too, live within the purposes of God, and He promised us that He “causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28) Therefore, people of the covenant, fear not the future, for it is in the hands of an all-powerful and all-loving God who will truly fulfill all of His purposes for your life, to your eternal good and His eternal glory.

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1 Comment

  1. July 10, 2010 at 1:26 AM

    Great post, Clifton. I always need extra reminding of this. 🙂


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