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Getting Your Future Under Control (6 of 6)
The future is something that many people spend their entire life worrying about. Some people spend so much time thinking about the future and worrying about the future that they don't live today. God doesn't want us to do that.
Then, there are other people who don't worry about the future or consider the future at all, they just live their lives without any thought of the fact that we are immortal, never dying souls and that God has a future for us and that we are going to spend the future in one of two places, either a place called heaven or a place called hell. Some people give no thought to that, that this is life is only preparation time, it's only the prelude to what it's all about. It's only preparation ground. The real thing is coming after this life because we are going to spend sixty, seventy, eighty years on this earth, most people, but we are going to spend millions upon millions of years in eternity. So we need to get our future under control.
Psalm 23:1-6 – "The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul, he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
How do you get the future into perspective? How do you get your future under control? The Bible wants us to face the future with confidence and the Psalmist David has talked all of the things that happen in life.
He's talked about the fact that he has enemies. He's talked about the fact that he has dark valleys, that he has prob ...
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