Father, I am grateful for today, for today’s opportunities, for its promise, for Your creation of it, and for Your presence in it.
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.Psalm 118:24
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.Proverbs 27:1
Me: Good morning Father!
ABBA: Good morning Jon!
Me: Rejoice now, wait-and-see for tomorrow? No boasting?
ABBA: Boast not of self.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.Ephesians 2:8-10
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!James 3:5
Here is a list, containing reference to boasters. See what company it keeps:
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.Romans 1:28-32
If, instead, you speak truthfully of Me and of My workmanship in your life you will unleash My power for good.
But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.Ephesians 4:15-16
These things apply to you as an individual. Individuals make up families, organizations (from churches to governments), to all of society. I Am able to make the difference between health & joy and rot. The choice is yours.
Me: Thank You Father! I love you!
ABBA: You are welcome! I love you!