There are many people believing in luck. They try to get a great result from a little effort, assuming that chance will help them. After all, does such luck exist or not? Let’s see what the Bible says about it.
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Leah said, “I have been lucky”; so she named him Gad.Genesis 30:11
Leah wife of Jacob, the patriarch of Israel, named one of his sons Gad because she believed that good fortune was given to her family with the arrival of this new boy. Hence the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. We also see that the Israelite priests should carry the Urim and Thummim in their garments. This was an instrument for making decisions between two possible options, such as going to war or not.
Put the Urim and Thummim in the breastpiece, so that Aaron will carry them when he comes into my holy presence. At such times he must always wear this breastpiece, so that he can determine my will for the people of Israel.Exodus 28:30
Chance or Choice
In fact, luck is often quoted in the Bible as something real. However, it is always related to responsible decision making, rather than just a fruit of the case. We see that in choosing one way rather than another, there will be different consequences. So the concept of luck never looks in the dark. It is always something conscious and responsible.
But many people are fooled by the idea that they can achieve good fortune without compatible effort. This reaffirms the sense of injustice in their hearts. Imagine that God does not care about humanity and that the righteous will be punished, while the cruel will be honored. In this context, chance or an accident could result in something good. But that’s simply not the way things work.
These people are always grumbling and blaming others; they follow their own evil desires; they boast about themselves and flatter others in order to get their own way.Jude 1:16
Take your luck and be happy
Since I was a kid I know so many people whose dream is to win the lottery one day. They even have plans to spend the money from that prize. But they do not have a reasonable plan to win that money. And they criticize those who work hard to achieve their goals in life. We know that families are destroyed and some even lose their lives after being granted financial prizes that do not match their mentality.
When I think I’ll never win the lottery, I’m glad. I know God honors my work. He trusts in my hands what I can manage in a healthy way for my family. So I will never lose money betting on chance. Thank God for your righteousness and faithfulness!
In the 90’s my maternal grandmother used to buy tele senas every month, a Brazilian capitalization bond that after 12 months of “investment” returns half the initial value. This is guaranteed loss of money, believing in a luck that does not exist. You may remember that there are also possible awards, but they also never existed for her, as well as for the vast majority who buy those titles. In this case, good luck goes to the Silvio Santos Group that profits from this work strategy.
Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God.Ecclesiastes 5:19
Plant and harvest
Luck exists for those who make wise decisions. It is not lucky to plant a lemon peel and harvest strawberries. It simply does not exist. But if you plant strawberries, you will reap strawberries after a few days. We can say that you had good luck. That is, a good result for your work done properly.
The Bible shows that God takes pleasure in blessing His children. Those who love Him and obey His Word work earnestly. And luck is like a portion or territory that you conquer with your attitudes. Yet God is sovereign to allow his blessing upon you.
The lot is cast into the lap,Proverbs 16:33
but its every decision is from the Lord.
Luck is not the result of chance but the result of our choices with the favor of God. So why do not exchange a vague possibility for the certainty of God’s promises?
Stop wasting energy with chance. Choose to read the Bible, listen to what the Holy Spirit has to say to you, and trust His words. So you and your family will enjoy the favor of God, bringing your life much more than necessary. Only then will you live prosperous and satisfied forever. Good luck!
Prayer: God, I adore you for your justice and faithfulness. Thank you because your Word is the truth that deliveres me from dependence on chance. My life and family are safe in your hands . Therefore, I will trust in you today and forever. In the name of Jesus, amen.
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