Do we plan or do we not plan? The beginning of chapter 27 seems to say that you should not plan, that you should only live for today and what today brings and not worry about tomorrow.
“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.” Proverbs 27:1
But that isn’t what this verse means.
In our reading of proverbs we have seen that the wise plan for the future, and foolish do not.
So, it is not about planning for tomorrow…
Instead, this verse warns of boasting about what you are going to do tomorrow, under your own power and your own strength. It warns us to be aware of the attitude of “Look at what I am going to do tomorrow”, that negates the sustaining role that God plays in all of our lives.
The writer wants us to keep at the forefront of our minds our inability to sustain, or advance our own life and existence.
We need God.
And boasting praises us, not the Creator.
So, plan for tomorrow, and as you make those plans do it with the attitude. “If the Lord wills, I plan to do this, if He doesn’t I will let go of my plans and follow His.” James 4:13-16
That will keep us from boasting, and will remind us of our dependancy on Him….
After all He is the only one who really knows what tomorrow may bring.
What did you see from the passage?