Foreknowing Your Future

By Royce Frederick

We make big plans. We tell people what we will do. But something is wrong. Something is missing.

“Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit’; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that’” (Jas. 4:13-15).

They presumed to foreknow next year, but did not know what they would do today or tomorrow! Could they even sell anything? Would they make a profit? Would they even be alive next year — or tomorrow?

Youth sees a long road ahead, but age sees calendar pages blowing ever swifter in the wind. Like rising steam, we are briefly seen, then vanish. Our one life here is soon gone, and we go to be judged (Heb. 9:27).

Are you ready? The present is a gift. God has not promised you another day. When He made today, He included you. Are you including Him and His will?

You cannot foreknow your tomorrow, but you can foreknow your eternity! Believe in Christ, obey His gospel, and remain faithful to Him (Mk. 16:15-16; Rev. 2:10). Then you can “...know that you have eternal life…” (1 Jn. 5:13)!