(Pro 18:18 KJV) The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
When I read this chapter my mind tends to filter out this verse. It seems to strange to me because I was raised to call gambling evil. This seems like gambling. Maybe the mistake is thinking of gambling as games of chance. There is some chance involved but most gambling games have some understanding of statistical odds. Still there is the chance of chance.
We tend to overlook the element of Providence. Us moderns with our science, research and poles push God over to the side when He should really be in the center. What we can take from this is that all of our conniving and loading of the dice will not really change the outcome. Political organizing and stuffing of ballot boxes will not change the course that God has determined for history.
So? God expects us to work. He demands that we live righteous lives. He does not depend on us to keep the universe running or write the end of the Book.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
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