One Day Behind

Alexander the Great conquered the world. He was asked one day how he had done it. His answer was, “I never delayed.”

Proverbs 27:1 advises, “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.”

Clarence Edward Macartney told his congregation, “No one can boast of tomorrow. No one can count on tomorrow. How many good things there were going to be done tomorrow, but were never done; for tomorrow was always one day ahead, or always one day behind – Yesterday.”

"He was going to be all that a mortal should be - Tomorrow.
No one would be better than he - Tomorrow.
Each morning he stacked up the letters he’d write - Tomorrow.
It was too bad indeed he was too busy to see Bill, but he promised to do it - Tomorrow.
The greatest of workers this man would have been – Tomorrow.
The world would have known him had he ever seen – Tomorrow.
But the fact is he died and faded from view, and all
That was left when living was through
Was a mountain of things he intended to do – Tomorrow." - Edgar Guest

In the mountains of West Virginia, at one of the county seats, there is the equestrian statue of a well-known Christian statesman. On it are these words, “He worked as if he would live forever; he lived as if he would die tomorrow.”

“The procrastinating man is always struggling with ruin” - Greek poet Hesiod. 

Pastor David Arnold
Gulf Coast Worship Center


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