James 4:13–17; 1 Corinthians 15:32–34

Boasting About Tomorrow

13 Come now, you who say, sToday or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit 14 yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For tyou are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. 15 Instead you ought to say, uIf the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that. 16 As it is, you boast in your arrogance. vAll such boasting is evil. 17 wSo whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.


32 What do I gain if, humanly speaking, wI fought with beasts at Ephesus? If the dead are not raised, xLet us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die. 33 yDo not be deceived: zBad company ruins good morals.1 34 aWake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For bsome have no knowledge of God. cI say this to your shame.