BOAST NOT THYSELF OF TOMORROW

As I age I’ve become more aware of the fact that things can change very quickly in our lives.

Last week Billy and I were going out to run some errands. As usual, I had my walker with me. I use it because I have a deformity in my right leg, and it’s now difficult for me to walk outdoors without it. I can walk at a brisk pace with my walker though. 🙂 Billy always puts it in the back seat as I get into the car. Last week I was in a hurry (it’s not good to be in a hurry) and I left the walker by the back of the car where Billy was putting things into the trunk, instead of leaving it where I usually do, by the side of the car. As I quickly turned to walk away, my foot caught in the back wheel of the walker and I fell. I fell on my right hand and my right hip. I don’t even remember my trip down! I was just up one moment and on the ground the next.

My first thought was my hip. What did I do to my hip! 🤦‍♀️ I am at risk for fractures, and I’m very aware that hip fractures at my age can be deadly. But praise God all I got was a bruise by my hip, and a swollen and colorfully black and blue hand. Not a pretty sight. I’m healing slowly and still aching some, but all the swelling has now gone down. It happened so fast. Billy turned around for a split second and I fell. I thank the Lord that Billy was there to help me. ❤️ I thank the Lord that my injuries were not as bad as they could have been. 🙌🏻 We really don’t know what a day may bring forth, regardless of our age or circumstances. It’s good to know the Lord and His comfort in trying times. Do you know Him?

(Please pray that I don’t fall again, and for healing. Thank you!)

Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Gill’s Commentary:

…for, what he has today he cannot be certain he shall have the next; he cannot assure himself of health and honour, of pleasures, riches, and friends;

he may have health today, and sickness tomorrow;

be in honour today, and in disgrace on the morrow:

he may bid his soul eat, drink, and be merry, seeing he has much goods laid up for many years, and vainly say, tomorrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant, when this night his soul may be required of him;

he may have his wife and children, friends and relations, about him now, and before another day comes be stripped of them all;

he may be in great affluence, and gave great substance for the present, and in a short time all may be taken from him, as Job’s was; riches are uncertain things, they make themselves wings and flee away.

We know not what the present day … will bring forth; and still less what tomorrow will do, what changes it will produce in our circumstances, in our bodies and in our minds; so that we cannot be certain what we shall be, what we shall have, or what we shall do, on the morrow, even provided we have one.

The Lord Can Use Every Situation to Bring About His Will

I have felt led to write again on this contentious subject and would hope that this would be a final summing up of personal thoughts on the matter, …

The Lord Can Use Every Situation to Bring About His Will

THE DANGERS OF HOLISTIC MEDICINE

Holistic health teachings found within the organized church can lead into new age occult thinking and practices.  Multitudes are being led astray by popular leaders that they trust.   

From around the web …

“soon millions of gullible people will like their health ideas and read their other material and be led into the occult.”

“a lot of them will be influenced by a worldview that is incompatible with Christianity, namely New Age Spirituality”

 

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE …

I witnessed to my mom for many many years before she came to the Lord.  It was an amazing thing for me to see her witness to my father.  One day she just blurted it out and told my father he needed the Holy Spirit if he wanted to be in heaven with her and me and my husband.  I nearly fell off my chair when I heard her say that.  She was so excited that day.  A baby Christian in her old age, but nevertheless a Christian.

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You can read about her road to the Lord at the link … MY MOM

Just keep on praying and witnessing … only the Lord can do the saving 🙂

EVANGELISM … DELAYS ARE DANGEROUS

An urgent plea to evangelize before it’s too late.  (I found this testimony on the internet.)

“My dad died of a massive heart attack yesterday. I have talked to him a few times about Jesus and prayed for him since I was a young child.  A few months ago I showed him some videos about near death experiences involving heaven and hell.  I gently said dad you need to be saved – you know ask Jesus into your heart, please … I don’t want you to go there.  I don’t know if he listened or not but my heart is so broken and I feel deeply sad that I havn’t been more consistant with praying and trying to bring him to Jesus.  I am paying a huge price for thinking my dad would be around a lot longer than 54 years.  I only hope to tell others never to delay, if given the opportunity to tell anyone about Jesus, because we never know if it be our last.—Jenny on 7/23/10”

Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Matthew Henry Commentary:

Many are startled by the word of God, who are not changed by it.

Many fear the consequences of sin, yet continue in the love and practice of sin.

In the affairs of our souls, delays are dangerous.

Felix put off this matter to a more convenient season, but we do not find that the more convenient season ever came.

Behold now is the accepted time; hear the voice of the Lord today.

He was in haste to turn from hearing the truth. Was any business more urgent than for him to reform his conduct, or more important than the salvation of his soul! Sinners often start up like a man roused from his sleep by a loud noise, but soon sink again into their usual drowsiness.

Be not deceived by occasional appearances of religion in ourselves or in others. Above all, let us not trifle with the word of God. Do we expect that as we advance in life our hearts will grow softer, or that the influence of the world will decline? Are we not at this moment in danger of being lost for ever? Now is the day of salvation; tomorrow may be too late.