Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring.
This verse is an absolutely great reminder that we just don’t know everything. And that should be cause for living a humble quiet life, right?
Instead, people like to make plans. It’s ok to make plans, as long as we remember this from Proverbs 19:2 - Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. We don’t know everything.
It’s also hard for us to understand how God works. We just don’t understand how he does what he does. In John 19:21, the Pharisees are perplexed how Jesus healed a blind man? How’d He do that? We don’t understand how the Holy Spirit works but for the proof he exists same as the invisible wind exists. (And we don’t even fully understand wind either!) “The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8) We don’t know everything.
And there are things that God keeps tightly under raps, like His return.
However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day. In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. People didn’t realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes. (Matthew 24:36-39)
When the world ended before, people didn’t realize what was going to happen until it happened. They were foolishly making plans business as usual. We don’t know everything.
I could go on and on. How about peace that passes all understanding? (Philippians 4:7) How does He do it?
How about no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared for those who love him? (2 Corinthians 2:9) What is it?
Or, how does God work all things together for our good? (Romans 8:28) What’s involved? What’s the plan? How is He gonna finish the good work He began in me? (Philippians 1:6) How’s he going to do that?
Answer: I don’t know.
My, aren’t You full of surprises? Thank you so much for proving that you do know everything and that I can completely trust in you. Help me to bend my will to yours since you, clearly, are the only one who really knows what’s going on! I love you and praise you. Amen.