May 2021, Vol. 40, No. 5

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posted on May 5, 2021

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I have a riddle for you! What is it that a man does not have, but that he often uses to rob himself of happiness here and heaven hereafter? You looked at the title, didn’t you? The answer is, “Tomorrow.”

“Tomorrow” is one of the most dangerous words in our language. It robs of happiness and is the thief of souls. How so? Read on!

“I’m going to do that important job…tomorrow!” “I’m going to spend more time with my family…tomorrow!” I’m going to break this terrible habit…tomorrow!” “I’m going to learn more of God’s will for my life…tomorrow!” “I’m going to become a faithful Christian…tomorrow!”

Since we are so prone to center our lives around “tomorrow,” there are two things that we need to consider about it:

We cannot live tomorrow! Try as we may, tomorrow is still “unborn.” We only have today. Live today! Do not worry about tomorrow! The Master said, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34),

We have no promise of tomorrow. Tomorrow, we may lose our desire. Tomorrow, we may be incapacitated. Tomorrow, we may be dead. Tomorrow may bring the Judgment. Tomorrow may never come. Tomorrow may be too late. “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

In great wisdom Solomon declared, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth” (Proverbs 27:1). Do not let “tomorrow” be the tragedy of your life and soul!

Dwight Fuqua
Findlay church of Christ
Sparta, TN

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