Guest Post by Jeanette Andrade
No Such Thing As Luck January 16
Food for Thought: James 1:17
God’s Word confirms that He is Lord of all; He does not leave for the enemy even a “smidgin” of credit regarding chance, although the enemy certainly tries to direct people’s attention to good luck charms, gambling, and the like. The Lord, throughout the Bible offers plenty of examples of how something similar to drawing straws or rolling dice helped indicate His will, the selection of people, and the division of inheritance.
Some people think that when good things happen during the day—a parking place becoming available at the right time in a crowded lot, winning a prize in a drawing, or whatever—that it is just luck. But the Word tells us that the good gifts come from Him. Every one of them.
One time I was at a conference where several door prizes were given out. I noticed that the co-workers who had won were not believers, so I said in my heart to the Lord that as His child, I should receive from Him, and win something from the abundance of prizes. Just as soon as I contemplated the thought, my name was called. While I don’t plan on acting out of greed in future situations, I did learn a valuable lesson. He is Lord over all, even over things like drawings. There’s no such thing as luck.
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