|Posted: February 18, 2011, 3:46 am - IP Logged|
A few years ago I was riding DART (the public transit in Dallas) from the VA back to my home. There is a transit point called West End to switch from the blue line to the red line. There is always a lot of people from all walks of life there.
So happens this evening there were several young men talking about what they were going to do with the money they had earned. And I listened.
One was going to get some new clothes and another was going to get shoes. One was going to have a few drinks. I started thinking about these things when the youngest guy in the group announced, "I'm giving all this money to God because if it weren't for God, I wouldn't have this job."
Maybe I looked guilty. Maybe I looked stupid. Maybe I smirked. I don't know.
He asked me, "What's your problem?"
So I told him, "It's not my choice. But if God wanted money, He has the power to make mountains of gold. He can make mountains of any currency in the world. He doesn't need your money. And if he gave you the job, then he wanted you to have the money."
It sounds right. If God gave it to you, He wanted you to have it. But what you do with it is none of my business.
Same with any sporting event. How does God determine who is going to win? Does He count the number of people praying for each team and the team with the most people praying wins?
I don't think God cares about every single detail. He's not a micro-manager.
Think about it, Moses used lotteries to divide Israel. If it were a sin, don't you think God would have told Moses?