Daily Bible Study

@just4him (113176)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
June 8, 2017 9:51am CST
Day 272 Proverbs 27:1 Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou know not what a day may bring forth. Everyone boasts about something. We boast about our children, grandchildren, our achievements. All these are good. However, people also boast about things that haven’t happened yet. In some cases, it is more than a hopeful boast, but a boast as though it has already happened. Solomon said you are not to boast about what hasn’t happened yet because you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Jesus spoke a parable about a rich man who built barns against the future. Luke 12:16 And he spoke a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? 18 And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21 So is he that lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. The boast and sin in this parable was that the rich man thought only of himself and not anyone else. His boast was that he would have plenty for the future, a future not guaranteed to him. James also spoke about boasting about the future. James 4:13 Go to now, ye that say, Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time, and then vanishes away. 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil. 17 Therefore to him that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin. As Christians, you know your life is not your own. You were bought with the precious blood of Jesus Christ. So, your boasting should not be in what you will do, but in Jesus Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 13 But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you. 14 For we stretch not ourselves beyond our measure, as though we reached not unto you: for we are come as far as to you also in preaching the gospel of Christ: 15 Not boasting of things without our measure, that is, of other men’s labors; but having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, 16 To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hand. 17 But he that glories, let him glory in the Lord. 18 For not he that commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends. Everything you do then, should be done with Christ in mind. Let your boast be in God not in yourself. Let’s pray: Father, help me not to boast in anything except what you have done for me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 8 June 2017 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@josie_ (6977)
• Philippines
10 Jun 17
People who are boastful are covering up their insecurity. Celebrities often have fawning people around them. They have this need to be praise constantly. Donald Trump is one example.
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@just4him (113176)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
10 Jun 17
I agree. Celebrities live on that praise.
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@MsBooklover (3818)
• United States
9 Jun 17
Sometimes I want to do something, but the Holy Spirit is making me think first. That is when I tell myself no if I think I should not do it. My goal is to do that more and more.
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@just4him (113176)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 17
It's a good goal to have.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
9 Jun 17
I know there are people already making plans for the 2018 Football World Cup.
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@just4him (113176)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 17
When it comes to sports that will always be the case.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
8 Jun 17
I remember when almost every little jewelry boutique sold a bracelet with "WWJD" written on it. "What Would Jesus Do" had been the saying of the time. People wore those bracelets, but apparently didn't give those words a lot of thought. I think about that in everything I do. If I'm about to do something that Jesus would disapprove, well, I just don't do it. It makes every decision very easy. And the older I get, the easier I need my decisions to be!
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@just4him (113176)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 17
I have a book mark with that on it. I do think about that every once in a while. It does make decisions easier to make.
@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
8 Jun 17
I am currently reading Left Behind, which is an older book, but thought provoking. None of us know what tomorrow will bring. Be thankful for today and let tomorrow worry about itself.
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@just4him (113176)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 17
I have that entire series and have read it a couple times. I agree, let tomorrow worry about itself.
@prashu228 (25820)
• India
8 Jun 17
Amen
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@just4him (113176)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 17
Thank you for enjoying the study.