Saturday, March 09, 2024

Fenelon: leave the future to God

Saturday, March 9, 2024
    Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
    —Matthew 6:34 (KJV)
    Sufficient for every day is the good and the evil thereof. This daily doing of the will of God is the coming of his kingdom within us, and at the same time our daily bread. We should be faithless indeed, and guilty of heathen distrust, did we desire to penetrate the future, which God has hidden from us; leave it to Him: let Him make it short or long, bitter or sweet; let Him do with it even as it shall please Himself.
    ... François Fénelon (1651-1715), Spiritual Progress: or, Instructions in the Divine Life of the Soul, New York: M. W. Dodd, 1853, p. 79 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 6:34; Ps. 37:3; 55:22; Luke 12:28-31; John 14:27; 16:33; 2 Cor. 12:9; 1 Thess. 3:8; 1 Pet. 5:7
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I place all concerns for the future in Your hands.
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