Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Outstanding, BlackEagle, and you are dead on with the similarity of the treatment of the constitution and the Bible by some!
From BibleStudyTools.com: “Kefa Sempangi (whose story is told in the book A Distant Grief) was a national pastor in Africa and barely escaped with his family from brutal oppression and terror in his home country of Uganda. They made their way to Philadelphia, where a group of christians began caring for them. One day his wife said, "Tomorrow I am going to go and buy some clothes for the children," and immediately she and her husband broke into tears. Because of the constant threat of death under which they had so long lived, that was the first time in many years they had dared even speak the word tomorrow.
Their terrifying experiences forced them to realize what is true of every person: there is no assurance of tomorrow. The only time we can be sure of having is what we have at the moment. To the self-satisfied farmer who had grandiose plans to build bigger and better barns to store his crops, the Lord said, "You fool! This very night your soul is required of you" (Luke 12:20). He had already lived his last tomorrow.”
Psalm 144:3-4 (GWT);
“O LORD, what are humans that you should care about them?
What are mere mortals that you should think about them?”
James 4:13-15 (GWT);
“Pay attention to this! You’re saying, “Today or tomorrow we will go into some city, stay there a year, conduct business, and make money.” You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. What is life? You are a mist that is seen for a moment and then disappears. Instead, you should say, “If the Lord wants us to, we will live and carry out our plans.”
We need to plan for the future as if we had assurance that we would experience it, but live this day as if it were our last. That is not an easy path to walk, but it is the only correct one. In this way, we will not waste our life dreaming of the future, nor will we sacrifice our future on the altar of present pleasure. Balance; in all things, balance.
May God bless each one of you!
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.