The Most Dangerous Word in the Bible

checklist      A scholar once searched the Scriptures to find the most important words in the Bible.

His goal was to find the happiest word, the saddest word, the most encouraging word, etc.

When he looked for the most dangerous word, he identified it as tomorrow.

He said the word is a thief, robbing people of their dreams, talents, and accomplishments.1

The Psalmist said, “I made haste, and did not delay” (Psalm 119:60).

This speaks of commitment, and a sincere resolution. He immediately acted on his decision, and did not procrastinate. In the Hebrew, this is a very emphatic statement of strong resolve.

Spurgeon wrote, “Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow! Alas, tomorrow never comes! It is in no calendar, except the almanac of fools.”2

In his book Slaying The Giants In Your Life, David Jeremiah wrote,

“You’ll find two words very close together in your dictionary: inter and intend.

The first means, “to bury.” The second often means exactly the same thing. To merely intend is to bury any chance of getting something done, to inter it in the graveyard of Might-Have-Been.”3

Many years ago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art held a display of contemporary art. A large sum of money was to be awarded to American sculptors, painters, and artists. The award for the best painting went to an Illinois artist. “That Which I Should Have Done, I Did Not Do.”

His canvas was described as “macabre, detailed work showing a closed door bearing a funeral wreath.” Equally striking was the work’s title: “That Which I Should Have Done, I Did Not Do.”4

    “One of the greatest labor saving devices of today is tomorrow” (J. Gustav White).

 

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References:

  1. 1.Slaying The Giants In Your Life, by Dr. David Jeremiah, W Publishing Group, A Division Of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001, pp. 153 – 154.
  2. 2.Same source and pages as #1.
  3. 3.Same source as #’s 1 and 2, p. 164.
  4. 4.A Complete Treasury Of Stories For Public Speakers, by Morris Mandel…p. 103.
  5. 5.Personnel Journal, April, 1971.