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What Tomorrow May Bring 
Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 11:27 AM - Extra Christy, Radio
Speaking with an elder about an unexpected death years ago, he said, "You never know what the day will bring." In light of the stock market and banking news, with the Dow Jones Index flying up and down (mostly down) lots of people suspect that no one knows what the day (or the hour!) will bring.

The author of James warns us against making financial plans for future profit for he points out that "no one knows what tomorrow will bring" He recommends adding the prefix: "If the Lord wills..." to all plans.

Ira Stanphill wrote a song after his wife left him and their ministry. You may not care for the style, but the words are appropriate half a century later:

I don't know about tomorrow;
It may bring me poverty.
But the one who feeds the sparrow,
Is the one who stands by me---

Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand
But I know who holds tomorrow
And I know who holds my hand.

We don't know what tomorrow holds,
but we know the Lord holds tomorrow.


Come now, you who say,"Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit"- yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that." -- James 4:13-15 (ESV)



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