Yesterday, Tomorrow, or Today // Proverbs 27:1

What comes to mind when you think about tomorrow? For me, I’m excited about worship at Hope Church and concluding our recent series, “Scary Bible II”. Maybe you’re looking forward to tomorrow for a different reason…I venture the guess there are as many reasons to be excited for tomorrow as there are people. Our verse for the day cautions us against getting too hyped up about “tomorrow” because we don’t know what it will bring. Thinking about tomorrow might dredge up some anxiety and reasons to fret. That isn’t good either; in fact, Jesus told us not to worry about tomorrow, because it will worry about itself (Matthew 6:25). So what are we to do? Focus on today! Regardless of what happened yesterday, and what you hope/think/worry tomorrow has in store, today is the only day in which you can live. What we find when we take that approach is it’s always today. Right? Yesterday was today when we were tackling it, just like tomorrow will be today when we get there. That means we must live fully into today with all the spiritual fervor possible. Worrying about what we can’t control, or boasting of what isn’t known, leads us down the path of sinfulness which can deceive us into thinking we do it all or everything is dependent upon self; therefore, we must make today the best day we can relying on the presence, power, and peace of God in Christ Jesus. Consider what we read in Hebrews 3:13, “But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness” (NIV). May we not get ensnared by sin thinking it’s all about us — or fretting over what we can’t control — whether it is yesterday or tomorrow; rather, let’s focus on today where we all can live, move, and find our being in God (Acts 17:28).