Knowing Only That We Have Today

Categories: Devotional,Psalms,Isaiah,Luke

What are you going to do today?

What do you make of the midnight screening recently in Aurora, Colorado when 12 people walked into a movie theater but never walked out? What do you make of that opening of “The Dark Knight Rises” when the lives of those moviegoers closed?

In a real life movie that played a long time ago in a place far far away, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah when he recorded this:

I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me.
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say: My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please (Isa. 46:9-10).

Does God have infallible knowledge of your future? Most orthodox Christians believe that He does. It is not because God is a good prognosticator that He knows your future but it is because He takes a mysterious part in bringing it about.

So, God knows your future. That, however, does not require Him to let you know when your last night has arrived.

Jesus gives fair warning about this. He says that on any given night your life might be demanded of you (Luke 12:48).

Perhaps late night massacres like the one in Colorado should remind us of something else God said, that since we are limited to knowing only that we have today, for sure, we should be careful to number it aright (Psalm 90:12).

Author: Toby Larson

Toby Larson leads Celebration International. He is a husband and father of 5. Whether he's teaching, hitting tennis balls, sailing a Hobie, serving in Asia, skiing on water or snow, Toby is passionate about the love of God and the love of life. Read more ...