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 James 4:13
On a crisp October morning, our local newspaper featured a stunning photo of sun-drenched Oak trees in the Blue Ridge Parkway the leaves had turned autumn golden orange. The caption read:
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY.
The irresistible invitation to take a drive through the mountains to savor the brilliant colors conveyed the urgency of doing it quickly. Autumn leaves that are golden today are often gone tomorrow. Our opportunities to obey God’s promptings are also fleeting. James warned against an arrogance that assumes endless days will be available to carry out our good intentions.
“You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. . . .
Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin” (4:14,17). Is there an act of kindness or encouragement that God has urged you to do for someone in His name? or maybe some bitterness that needs to be forgiven…
How long has it been since that first prompting?
With so many demands on our time, the urgent tasks demand our attention while the important things can be postponed.
But a time will come when even the important can no longer be done.
When we follow God’s urging with our action now, today will be golden.
WEST POINT CHRISTIAN welcomes you to join us as we serve our Lord and Savior!