1 Samuel 19: 9-18
“And Michal, David’s wife, told him, saying, ‘If you do not
save your life tonight, tomorrow you will be killed.’” (1 Samuel 19:11b).
The word ‘tomorrow’ is used to refer to a particular time period on the day after today. Tomorrow comes from the archaic English word ‘morrow’ which refers to the morning of the next day. King Saul in 1 Samuel 19:11a sent assassins to David’s house to watch and kill him. Those men must have been lying in wait in the night for the break of the next day to strike. A lot can happen between tonight and tomorrow. Another definition of the word tomorrow is ‘the future’, especially the near
future. Some people waste their future by the reckless decisions they make today. In 1 Corinthians 15:32, Apostle Paul came across the Epicureans whose goal in life was to find happiness through friendship, humble living, avoidance of pain and anxiety. With these goals in mind, they do not prepare for the harsh realities of life brought on by natural disasters and unforeseen emergencies.
Such people may have cause for regret in their old age.
Do not behave as if there will be no tomorrow, with no regard for future consequences. No one should boast about tomorrow. The Rich Fool in Luke 12:19 who said “…take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.” did not live to erect the barn in which he wanted to store his goods because he left God out of his plans. Do not exclude God from your plans for tomorrow, He knows all that
will happen tomorrow before we get there.
1. Let my plans for the future be ordered by You, O Lord.
2. Do not permit me to eliminate my life before my time as a result of careless living, Lord.