Have you noticed that the phrase "You're never promised tomorrow," seems to be a popular one these days?
I can understand how and why those who don't accept, know or love God might think this way, but I'm always surprised to hear it come from the mouth of Christians.
In fact, I've even heard it spoken as an enticement of sorts to salvation: "You're never promised tomorrow, so I want to invite you to give your life to Christ today."
It's twisted theology and it's time we shed some light on the subject.
God gave every last one of them a promise for their future.
In 1 Samuel 16, God tells Samuel to anoint a young, handsome shepherd boy named David as the next King of Israel. He had yet to win any battles, yet only days later, he finds himself in the middle of the valley with a mouthy, pagan Giant named Goliath with only a slingshot and five smooth stones as his defense. Suffice it to say that David knew he wasn't going to lose this battle. No matter how big Goliath was, he was no match for the calling on David's life.
In Genesis 18, God promises Abraham and Sarah that they will have a son in a year.
In Genesis 37, Joseph has two dreams signifying that he will one day rule a great nation.
In Exodus 3, God speaks to Moses through a burning bush and tells him that he has been chosen to lead the Israelites out of captivity (Egypt) and into the Promised Land.
In Luke 1, the angel Gabriel comes to Mary to tell her that she will become pregnant, give birth to a son and call him Jesus.
So God did promise tomorrow...and He still does it today.
Jeremiah 29:11 shows us so much about the character of God and his heart for all people: "'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord. 'Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future.'"
PLANS | HOPE | FUTURE
Psalm 25:14 in The Passion Translation says "There’s a private place reserved for the lovers of God, where they sit near him and receive the revelation-secrets of his promises."
Friend, we serve a communicative God!
He wants to disclose His plans to us.
He wants to invite us into that secret, exclusive place with Him where we sit intimately wrapped in His goodness and hear the whispers of His promises to us.
He wants to tell you what your tomorrow holds.
He wants to give you hope for your future.
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