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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Destiny of Marinara

(Proverbs 16:33 KJV)  The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

Is there such a thing as chance or luck?  I did a quick search for the two words and found only a few for chance and none for luck.  The few that I did find seemed to have the idea of an unplanned meeting.  The only verse that I could find that reinforced our idea was,
(Ecclesiastes 9:11 KJV)  I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
The pagan world had the idea of fate and the Fates, three harpies that wove the destiny of all men and women.  You could not escape your fate. 

This verse reminds us that what may look like an accident still has the hand of God in it.  That of course must be entwined with the concept of free will and our abilities to make decisions because we are created in the image of God.

So?  God may not be directly guiding every drop of marinara sauce when you eat pasta.  He will let you get it on your shirt.  The point is that if it is absolutely vital to your eternal destiny and ultimate happiness to come away from the Italian restaurant spot free, it will happen. 

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