Saturday, October 29, 2016
OCTOBER 29 "DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE FUTURE?"
The scripture in Lamentations today makes me think of how ironic it is, that we so desperately want to know our future, but then again, we give no thought to our future, it's a complete contradiction of who we are. And this is who we are, as people, we constantly contradict ourselves. We say "this is what I want" but then turn around and do actions that our in complete contrast to what we said the previous day.....that we wanted. She defiled herself with immorality and gave no thought to her future. Now she lies in the gutter with no one to lift her out. She gave NO THOUGHT to her future. All we think about is our future, but this text says, "she gave no thought to her future", so which is it? Do we think about our future or do we not think about our future. It's both! All we think about is our future "in our thoughts" but we never think about the future "in our decisions", our decisions, contradict our thoughts. If we our so concerned about our future that we are willing to go to some fortune teller and pay for our future then why don't we make better decisions? We are now living in the future, of decisions we made 1,2,3 or 5 years ago. We are now in that future living out those decisions. Now she lies in the gutter with no one to lift her out. No doubt she is not happy at this point in her life, but she is living in the future, she is living out, suffering, from bad decisions, way back when, when she gave no thought of the future. Okay, we don't want to dwell in the past, we can't change decisions we made years ago, but we can, today, start thinking about the future. If I make this decision today, how will that work out a year from now? If we are so concerned with our future, why not today start making decisions that will benefit us, or at least, not hurt us, a year from now?!