Seven Things That Are Uncertain

7The Biblical number seven is interesting. It may represent a numerical value, such as one, two, etc.  Or it may also represent the idea of completeness or maturity. The term seven occurs through scripture. For example, it took seven days to create the world, seven spirits of demons, seven trespasses, and so on until the Book of Revelation where the term seven occurs frequently.  Here, I’ll be using the term seven in both ways.  I will share seven actual verses (New King James Version).  Also, there are so many other uncertainties that space will not permit the listing of them. These seven verses here are representative of Life’s Uncertainties:

  1. Beauty  “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is passing: but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” (Proverbs 31:30) 
  2. Men’s Promises  “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is not help.” (Psalm 146:3)
  3. Riches  “Will you set your eyes on that which is not? For riches certainly make themselves wings, they fly away like eagles toward heaven.” (Proverbs 23:5)
  4. The Future  “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.” (Proverbs 27:1)
  5. Friendship  “Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.” (John 16:32)
  6. Life  “ Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” (James 4:14)
  7. Earthly Glory  “All flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and its flower falls away, But the word of the Lord endures forever.” (1 Peter 1:24)

In our next devotional thought, we will look at comforting certainties. I’ll share seven verses that encourage the believers.

~ Brother Roy

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