Never Assume

Reg Grant on November 27, 2009 in DTS Devotional

A friend in seminary told me once that he could never cheat on his wife, ever. Guess what? He hasn’t. Still, it scares me to say “I could never,” because we have no idea what we are capable of apart from God’s protecting influence. “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into this or that town and spend a year there and do business and make a profit.’ You ought to say instead, ‘If the Lord is willing, then we will live and do this or that.’ But as it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.” (James 4:13-16) Pray for strength to resist evil. Never assume it.