“Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” (Proverbs 27:1 ESV)
I love this verse simply because it is a forceful reminder of how much down to earth we need to become. Our eyes need are to be set in Jesus, our focus should be God’s Kingdom, and our mandate is to make disciples, and all this is done under the mighty hand of the Sovereign Lord.
It is the arrogance of the most significant magnitude to boast about tomorrow when do not know what tomorrow will bring. What we know, (even this is in part), is the One who knows our tomorrow, our past and our present. He is the One who knows how much sand are on beaches. The One who knows the day of our birth and the day of our death, and this we know for certain.
When we boast about tomorrow, we forget the present and God is in the present; therefore, we brag about nothing. James says that this kind of wisdom is not from above, earthly, uninspiring and demonic (James 3:15)
The wisdom that we seek is One that is from above, from heaven, again James points us the way “But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peace-loving, gentle, compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without pretence.” (James 3:17 CSB17) This is the language of someone who could have boasted in his relationship with Jesus but decided to become a servant of God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who could possible was his biological brother.