Scripture –

Proverbs 27:1 – Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

Observation –
Here Solomon is saying one should never brag about what their own accomplishments are going to be. God is sovereign and in control and his plan will be done. This is not to say we shouldn’t plan, however our plans, whatever they are, should be alignment with God’s will for our lives.
James 4:13-15 says, “Come now, you who say, “ Today orTomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit” – yet we 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 to do this or that.” We do not know what the future holds.

Application –
I can’t brag about what I am going to do because I am not the sovereign creator, sustainer and redeemer God. First of all boasting is opposite of humility and the Word tells us God opposes the proud. My posture needs to humbly follow God, seek His will and pray to have my plan to be in His will. If I am intentionally following God then whatever plans succeed the glory goes to God. Even the best predictive models still can’t guarantee the future we really can only be certain and trust in God and HIs steadfast love. James tells us in 4:15, our prayer and intention should be for our lives to do His will.

Prayer –
Thank you for the truth in your word. Let the Spirit guide me to humbly submit to your will and give you glory. Keep me from arrogance and self reliance, help me remember your sovereign hand in all things.