What would you do today if you knew there was no tomorrow? What would change regarding your priorities? Who would you call or visit to express a word of gratitude or affection? Who would you seek out to make right a wrong? Who would you forgive, putting off bitterness and embrace in love?
Procrastination is a terrible malady of man! Too many of us go through life putting off to tomorrow what should and could have been done today! I believe that is the point of Proverbs 27:1.
Proverbs 27:1 – “Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” [note – Luke 12:19, 20; James 4:13]
Lost sinners procrastinate confessing their sin and trusting Jesus Christ as Savior (Hebrews 4:7; Acts 24:25; 2 Corinthians 6:2). Christians put off singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School, witnessing to a lost loved one—and tomorrow never comes.
My friend, make a list of things you have talked about accomplishing tomorrow and do them today! Turn off the television, stop mindlessly surfing the internet, disengage from social media and redeem today as though it is your last—it may well be!
James 4:13-17 – “Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.
16 But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.
17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”