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Pastor Scott Gordon continues his study in the book of James with JUST DO RIGHT...Presumptions
As we head into a new year, it is common to make plans or set goals. What do you take into account as you plan ahead? James rebukes those who make plans presumptively. Presumptive planning is sinful, since it revolves around self and excludes God. Presumptive planning is also foolish, since it neglects our ignorance of what lies ahead as well as the brevity and frailty of life. So, as you look ahead to another year, humbly plan to live in God's will. Respect His will. Remember our common destiny. Realize the life God has given you. Stop putting off God's will in your life. If you can do it now, then do it now! [Note: The closings applications in this message were inspired by a message from Chuck Swindoll on this same passage.]
What is a Pillar? A support for a roof or building. We are called to be pillar people. What does that mean? Here are some questions to ask yourself. Are we passing on blessings and planning in pencil? Are we calling "fouls" when needed? Are you in or out of balance? Are you a refreshing person and if not, what will you do about it? Are you welcoming the reality of God's love and grace? Have you decided what you absolutely must do in 2013?
We are called to remember how we have come to the places of blessings that we have experienced before. They do not come by storing up wealth or planning, but rather from the hand of God.
What does it mean to boast in the Lord?
Growing Up with Jesus: "Master Planning" My hands aren't built to hold my future, God's are. James 4:13-17 Andrew Bonaventura, Lead Pastor
We all make plans. At least, we should. The New Year brings new opportunities to look ahead, plan, and resolve. As we move into 2012, James 4:13-17 teaches us that we should make plans with humility keeping God and his sovereign will in view.