Money, career, connections, academic achievements, physique and even as mundane as a brand new gadget can bloat our hearts, making us condescending and proud.
I guess, this happens to all of us regardless of our age, gender, nationality or religion. I’ve blindly been boastful too myself which feels fantastic at first yet insatiably unfulfilled the next moment.
No matter how great (we think) we are now, there are still a hundred and one things that can go wrong which can ruin our lives in an instant; events such as a terminal disease, a fatal accident, a job loss or perhaps, a global financial recession.
Indeed, we are but mere mortals on planet earth, here today and (can literally be) gone tomorrow.
Well, this is just another thought to ponder today.
Now listen, you who say,
“Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life?
You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say,
“If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”
As it is, you boast in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil.
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.
– James 4:3-17