Today and Tomorrow
The King James Version of the Bible, at times, can completely confound me. Then again, there are verses that I learned as a child that just don’t make sense in any other version. Psalm 23, Psalm 100, Numbers 6, and 2 Corinthians 5 among others. Then I come across a verse like this one, and I am confounded again.
Matthew 6:34b KJV
“Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
What in the world does that mean? That’s when I take out my trusty bible app and start comparing versions looking for more information. The New Living Translation makes it a little bit clearer. ”Today’s trouble is enough for today.” These are the same words from the Amplified version. ”Each day has enough trouble of its own.” The verse in it’s entirety completes the thought.
“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Now with these so dissimilar words and yet so similar thoughts we can begin to understand God’s meaning; with Him we can start afresh each morning. Each day may have its own trials and tribulations, but when we hold onto our faith, it makes our daily job easier. Our job is not to dwell on today’s troubles; instead our job is about focusing on the possibilities of what tomorrow may bring.
“Weeping may endure through the the night, but joy cometh in the morning.” This verse from Psalm 30:5 provides us with the very same promise. On one day our tears may fall, but with each new day, there is the possibility of joy. Today is a new day. May it be filled with joy!