Monday, September 05, 2011

Digging Deeper James 4:13-14a

The last 2 weeks have been very interesting. First, on August 23rd during our Administration meeting, the building started to roll like waves in an ocean as an earthquake rocked the Northeast. Second, last weekend Hurricane Irene threatened life and limb, but ended up effecting mostly limbs, tree limbs. I was without power for just about 40 hours, I found candlelight an adventure (but I was the only one in my home that thought so). Keswick had only partial power until Wednesday afternoon. Did that storm put a monkey wrench in our plans? Yes. We had to delay the start of the Young at Heart Conference a day. We cancelled the afternoon concert. The men from the Colony of Mercy carried mattress and pillows up to the Activity Center and slept on the floors. I'm sure that was not their plan.

We have all had well-laid plans disrupted much to our disappointment.

James 4:13-14a
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit"- yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring.

"James does not condemn wise business planning, but rather planning that leaves out God. The people so depicted are practical atheists, living their lives and making their plans as if God did not exist. Such conduct is inconsistent with genuine saving faith, which submits to God...James exposes the presumptuous folly of the practical atheist he condemned in verse 13-those who do not know what the future holds for them..God alone knows the future..."[The MacArthur Bible Commentary by John MacArthur pg. 1895]

Diane Hunt is the Director of Addiction Recovery and Development at America's KESWICK. In addition to her Keswick responsibilities which keep her busy, she loves to read, write and teach, travel and laugh with her grandchildren. Diane has been married to her husband John over 26 years. She has 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 3 step-children, and 7 step-grandchildren.

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