Looking After Your Future
Those who guard their ways, preserve their lives.
A few weeks ago one of the youth in church asked me this question – “Why, if all of our sins are forgiven, should we not sin?”
Throughout Proverbs (one of the books of wisdom in the Bible), we are told to be prudent. Admittedly when I first read this I had no clue what that meant. Google defines the word prudent as someone who shows care and thought for the future.
As humans we are all going to sin – not one of us is perfect. The only person who has ever walked this Earth and not sinned, is Jesus. I think it’s easy to walk through life doing what we want knowing that Jesus has already forgiven us, but to really live life in God’s will and in order to be fully content, we need to be thoughtful of our future.
Whatever we do comes with a consequence. For example, if you were to drink too much alcohol and then decide to drive – you might very well have to face the consequence of that, whether that is an accident or being caught by the police.
Of course, being prudent doesn’t mean that you have to live in fear. Fearful is exactly the opposite of what God wants us to be. He wants us to be able to walk confidently in His direction.
Look after your future. Have faith that God has the best plan laid out for you, and give thought to what you’re doing and where you’re heading. Don’t underestimate the power of prayer either – ask Him for daily wisdom and guidance, especially for situations where you feel pressured or uncertain.
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