Knowing

 James 4:13-17 (ESV) Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit”— yet you 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 and do this or that.” As it is, you boast in your arrogance.  All such boasting is evil. So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Our lives on earth constitute but a small portion of our entire existence. Eternity awaits! There is another reality – the eternal reality.  Even as we navigate our daily lives, we should live with that eternity perspective in mind.

There is a big difference between “knowing the right thing to do” and then actually doing that “right thing”. 

Reflection:

Have you ever “known the right thing to do” and then failed to do it? 

Is there something specific that God is currently speaking to you about doing?



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