Our view of the future has great influence on where we place our assurance. James urges us to humbly view all of our days as lived under the sovereign will of the Lord.
Group Discussion Questions
Read James 4:13-17 Is James telling us not to make future plans? If not, what is he exhorting us against? (v.13-15) What does James compare our life to in v.14? How does that compare to who God is? Read James 4:15, should we add this little caveat every time we commit to something, or is this something deeper than just our speech? Read Colossians 3:1-4. What is the exhortation here to believers? How does this correlate with what James was saying? James says in 4:16 “As it is, you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil” In what areas of our life would James condemn us for our arrogance? How should we understand 4:17 in light what has been said about arrogance and humility? In light of God’s sovereignty what is one life changing decision you will make because of our study today?