2020 drove this verse home for me, how about you? My wife and I had planned a summer full of vacations, weekend getaways, and plenty of beach days. We wanted to make of the most of our summer before our precious baby boy came. We had amazing plans, then 2020 got all 2020 on us and all those wonderful plans changed. It was a great reminder that while we may make plans, unless the Lord wills they will not happen. James reminds us of that truth in these verses. It’s ok to plan and live life, but do not plan and live life apart from reliance upon God. Make your plans for your life (God wants us to think about these things), but as you plan do so from a place of humility that lays your plans before the Lord and says, “Lord if you will”. Do not be arrogant in your planning, rather be humble. Are you including the Lord in your plans?
For the King,
Pastor Daniel Batistelli