Monday: 24th September, 2018
Reference text: Proverbs 3:27-34
Proverbs 3:28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.
The definition of tomorrow is ‘the day after today’. Therefore, provided that the 24 hours allocated to each day stays consistent, then there is clearly no reason why one chooses to put off a decision they are able to make today, till tomorrow.
In this age, many find themselves caught up in the phenomenon called ‘tomorrow’, that they seem oblivious of today. The very fact that tomorrow exists, gives them no sense of urgency nor desire to want to do anything today. The text for today seeks to probe into this very principle: why do we sometimes choose to ignore helping another ‘today’ even when we are in a position to do so? Instead, we ask them to come tomorrow.
For the helper, maybe conditions surrounding that help could be different tomorrow. But for the one in need of that help, tomorrow might be too late. This is not a call to respond to each and every cry for help without any sense of judgement, rather, it is an invitation to know that there is something called ‘today’. Often, we keep telling ourselves we will do better, we will change and we will help others; only not today, but tomorrow.
It is a wonder why many of us are so hung on to ‘what will be’ that what is now, we have taken for granted. When Jesus was introducing himself in Revelation 1:8, He said ‘I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, the one who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty. Notice the order of verbs: ‘IS’, ‘WAS’ & ‘WILL’. Beloved, it is good to have our eyes looking to tomorrow, but that does not mean we close them to today and now.
Remember # tomorrow is the day after today, so don’t forget to make use of today.