We Can Trust God’s Decision

December 15th, 2018

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Proverbs 16:18-33

As children, many of us made decisions using the “eeny, meeny miney, moe” method. The ancients believed Yahweh revealed his will as they cast lots. There are some interesting Scriptural examples: the assigning of land plots as the Israelites entered into Canaan and again after the Babylonian exile; the choice of their first king and the replacement of Judas as a disciple. These are some weighty matters for the people involved.

The point Proverb 16 is that we can trust God. As mature Christians we learn to make decisions based on prayerful discernment, but sometimes our lives are impacted by decisions that seem to be based on the “toss of dice.” Sometimes we get the “short straw” and wonder if God is still watching out for us. Proverbs 16:20 reassures us that those who trust in the Lord are blessed. So when life feels like a risky business, or a gamble, or just a shot in the dark, we can go confidently on in the gracious ways God calls us to live.

Author: Vicki Copp


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