“If the Lord Wills”

If the Lord Wills

(This is a post I wrote back in 2012)

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.” But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil. – James 4:13-16

I’ve been thinking about these verses for the last couple of days. They came to mind while I was thinking about my summer. I didn’t have any plans for this summer, and yet I’ve been kept very busy with writing, work, tennis camp, and VBS. I’m only part way through this summer, and next month might keep me even busier. It just made me stop and think about how true those verses in James are.

Since I kept thinking about these verses, I decided to do some studying.

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