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If the Lord Wills Come now, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit; whereas.

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1 If the Lord Wills Come now, you who say, Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. (James 4:13,14)

2 I Will… (James 4:13) Today or tomorrow… Today or tomorrow… Go to such and such a city… Go to such and such a city… Spend a year there… Spend a year there… Buy and sell… Buy and sell… Make a profit… Make a profit… If the Lord Wills (Js. 4:15) If the Lord Wills (Js. 4:15)

3 You do not know What will happen tomorrow (Js. 4:14; Matt 6:34) What will happen tomorrow (Js. 4:14; Matt 6:34) Do not boast about tomorrow because you do not know what a day will bring forth (Prov 27:1) Do not boast about tomorrow because you do not know what a day will bring forth (Prov 27:1) We do not know how long we will live – in fact, life is but a vapor (Js 4:14; Job 7:7) We do not know how long we will live – in fact, life is but a vapor (Js 4:14; Job 7:7) All flesh is like grass (I Pet 1:24; Is 40:6-8) All flesh is like grass (I Pet 1:24; Is 40:6-8) If the Lord Wills (Js. 4:15) If the Lord Wills (Js. 4:15)

4 Do not Boast You boast in your arrogance (Js. 4:16) You boast in your arrogance (Js. 4:16) All such boasting is evil – reliance on self and not God All such boasting is evil – reliance on self and not God If you know what is good and do not do it – you have sinned (Js. 4:17) If you know what is good and do not do it – you have sinned (Js. 4:17) We live and serve in what God wills for our lives. We trust in Him and we know it is not our will but Gods will that will be done! We live and serve in what God wills for our lives. We trust in Him and we know it is not our will but Gods will that will be done! If the Lord Wills If the Lord Wills

5 If the Lord Wills It is okay to make plans understanding that they can only be accomplished if the Lord allows it. It is okay to make plans understanding that they can only be accomplished if the Lord allows it. Never boast in your accomplishments but rather give God the glory. Never boast in your accomplishments but rather give God the glory. Trust that the Lord always wants what is best for you. Trust that the Lord always wants what is best for you. Stay away from evil and do what is good. Stay away from evil and do what is good. It is Gods will that we follow the teachings of His Son! It is Gods will that we follow the teachings of His Son!


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