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, for him it is sin. (James 4:14-17 ESV)
Moving forward takes sound truths as sugar coating does not work. Sugar slows us down. James is a straight forward book in the Bible. The issue of time has been on my mind. The last 11 years we’ve been at one of our local Catholic schools- as a non-Catholic family. We began this school when our middle child began kindergarten and our oldest was in 4th grade. We’ve seen highs and lows, always knowing God was in charge.
One of the hardest decisions for us as parents, where our children would attend school. Three communities form a triangle…we tried moving to one, moved back to our original home. Two years later, we moved to the northern point of the triangle. Not only what school- what community. All decisions made in this life time… are a midst, appearing for a little time, and will vanish. Leading us to know for sure, making sure we know.
Known truths are identified, a nice fact if aligned with God’s will. If we know Biblical Truth, yet, fail to do, this is called sin. NIV Bible says, anyone who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins. Sin separates us from Jesus. Since time is like a mist, appearing for a little while before vanishing, we’re still in the time frame to remove sin from our lives. Boasting in arrogance, James calls evil. Best thing we can do…seek, finding God’s Will.