An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Lot of Choice

(Proverbs 18:18 KJV)  The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

Ultimately this verse is not about gambling.  It is about the sovereignty of God.  It is a reminder that “luck” is a pagan concept.  Luck says that God is not involved.  Grace and blessings say that God is involved.

I face circumstances in my life that I cannot change.  We all do.  Often we tend to beat ourselves up over them or ignore them.  It could be something as moral free as being left handed in a world of right handed scissors.  It could be as tragic as being born without a key body part.  It could be somewhere in between.  God knows all that.  There comes a time when we need the wisdom to accept what we can’t change, quit complaining, stop making excuses and work with what we have.  In the words of this verse, “cease” (put an end NASB) (7673a) the “contentions” (strife NASB) (4066). 

David put it this way, here in two translations.
(Psalms 46:10 KJV)  Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

(Psalms 46:10 NAS77)  "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."
So?  Work hard.  Play hard.  Do it without stress.  Enjoy the serendipitous life.  It is a lot to ask, I know. 

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