13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.” 14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. For you are just a vapor that appears for a little while, and then vanishes away. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.” 16 But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil. 17 So for one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, for him it is sin.
Don’t be arrogant in your life, is what James messages to the followers of the Lord. It is easy to take our precious life for granted when we wake up, get dressed, eat and go live our lives like we did yesterday and feel like we will tomorrow. It is easy for myself, even with the experience of having my father alive when I go to sleep and dead when I wake up several hours later. I’m sure if you are reading my Bible teaching blogs, you are aware scripture speaks of the final day of the sinful world and judgment day for all mankind. We are Christians because we desire to follow Jesus , and His desire 0 was to do His Father’s will.
When Jesus said the prayer to His Father God, He was ready to go through judgment by mankind He created, then suffer and die on the cross. Jesus lived His whole life to do His Father’s will and He served us His children by being the Messiah and dying for our sins. So it is very easy for a bond-servant like James to say don’t be arrogant with precious life God gave you and not be ready to accept your judgment and reward for the life you lived. Jesus gave a warning how the day of judgment will look like just another normal day. A couple will be exchanging wedding vows and say I promise to and be your husband or wife, you till death do us part. Hungry and thirty people will be eating the food and drinking and swallow whatever they desire, but all it takes is the twinkle of eyelids and the sound of holy trumpets and that’s all she wrote folks. The Son of Man is here and He has our reward with Him , will you and I be ready, I personally we are. God Bless you the Lord Jesus loves you and so do I. Samuel H.
Luke 17:26 And just as it happened in the days of Noah, so will it also be in the days of the Son of Man: 27 people were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, and they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 It was the same as happened in the days of Lot: they were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they were selling, they were planting, and they were building; 29 but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. 30 It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.