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Where can I find the verse that says "tomorrow is promised to no man"?

Psalm 103:15


That exact phrase does not appear in the Bible, at least not in the King James Version, The New Living Translation, or the New American Standard.  However, the principal or idea is definitely there; it's just stated differently.

James 4:13-16 for instance: "Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil."  Here, James tells us tomorrow is as uncertain as the wind,  No one knows when there last day on earth will take place, The Bible says that we shouldn't make our plans out of God's will since we never know what tomorrow will bring,  For someone to boast or brag about their future plans is evil because the Lord is the one who will ultimately decide if we will live to partake in those activities.  James advises us to say, "If it is God's will, then I will go...."

Consider the words of Psalm 103:13-17 "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children."  In reality, we cannot fully depend upon anyone but God and God alone.  Our days on this earth are limited, but the Lord isn't restricted by a life span.  He is the one "who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen." 1 Timothy 6:16

Psalm 90:4-6 shows the contrast between God and the life of man: "For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night. You carry them away like a flood; they are like a sleep. In the morning they are like grass which grows up: In the morning it flourishes and grows up; in the evening it is cut down and withers"  The psalmist compares the human life to grass in order to help us realize how helpless and weak we are without God!  Grass is entirely dependent upon the sun and the rain in order for it to survive.  Without these provisions, it simply withers up and dies.  If we're living apart from Jesus, then our future isn't very bright,

Peter also describes the frailty of man: "For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you."  1 Peter 1:24-25  Life truly is short. We often don't like to think about it, but this really could be our last day to live. But that shouldn't frighten us as Christians, because Jesus has promised that He will give eternal life to all those who put their faith in Him (John 10:28).


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