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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Proverbs says that in the casting of lots, contentions cease. But what does that mean? It means that arguments can be resolved by the casting of lots, which is like flipping a coin. Suppose you have an argument with someone that is difficult to resolve, and the two of you agree to flip a coin. If the flipped coin lands "heads up," then whoever calls "heads" prevails in the argument. The lot principle works because all parties agree to let the final outcome be determined by the "lot" or coin toss. The original disciples actually used this method to pick the apostle to replace Judas. They trusted that the lot would reveal God's will. This doesn't mean you should toss a coin or cast lots over every dispute. But often we're in conflict because we trust in our own understanding, not in God's will. Just say, "Lord, let your will be done!" Peace will come to you and to the situation as you trust Him for the outcome He desires. Cast your lots before God, yield to His will, and have peace.
From Message #1008 - Closer Than a Brother
Mission: Surrender your will to God's will. Trust Him in all things, and be at peace as His ways are the best for you.