Decisions from the Lord

Proverbs 16:33: “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.”

 

A simple verse from Proverbs, simply stating that though lots are cast by man, the outcome is determined by the Lord. Do not take this as an encouragement to gamble or take risky decisions, but rather as an assurance that the Lord has an eye on everything that happens under the sun. Nothing happens or does not happen outside his will.

 

Even in the Old Testament, it is stated that lots were cast before the Lord, to seek His wisdom and guidance when making decisions. Joshua 18:8-10 “So the men arose and went, and Joshua charged those who went to write the description of the land, saying, “Go up and down in the land and write a description and return to me. And I will cast lots for you here before the LORD in Shiloh.” So the men went and passed up and down in the land and wrote in a book a description of it by towns in seven divisions. Then they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh, and Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD. And there Joshua apportioned the land to the people of Israel, to each his portion.

 

Take heart in God’s wisdom and plans for us, and turn to Him, whenever you feel uncertain or lost. Seek His wisdom and guidance, and it will be given.

 

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