As an introduction for this week’s message, here are some thoughts and quotes to get us started.
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin
Have you ever thought,
“Someday I’ll get around to doing that thing.”
“Someday I’ll give them a call.”
“Someday I’ll start that exercise routine.”
“Someday I’ll read that book.”
Those are the easy ones. Now, let’s get a bit more serious,
“Someday I’ll find help for this addiction I’ve dealt with for years.”
“Someday I’m going to get my finances together.”
“Someday I’ll work on my marriage.”
“Someday I’ll schedule that doctor’s appointment.”
“Someday I’ll get right with God.”
“Someday I’ll give Jesus what He deserves.”
Before we know it, our ‘somedays’ turn into weeks, months, years.
James 4:17 is a verse that has impacted me since my early 20s:
Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. (James 4:17 NLT)
Now let’s head on into Matthew chapter 6.