How do you view the future? Planning is a cornerstone of solid financial management, but the Bible gives even deeper insight into a person’s outlook of the future. Solomon presents two perspectives:
“What the wicked fears will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.” (Prov. 10:24)
In this verse, we see a little of what we might call “the self-fulfilling prophecy”. The wicked live in fear of the future, and rightfully so. On the other hand, the righteous live with desire–and not only this–but live to see those desires granted. The wicked live in fear, and the righteous in desire. This is an excellent dichotomy. One person lives for fear of what might happen, while another lives for what could happen. As the people of God, we have nothing to fear: “If God is for us, who is against us?” (Rom. 8:31).
I pray that the saints would not live with the worry of fear, but with the passion of desire.