By: Ron Graham
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7. Both the Old and New Testaments make it clear that God created everything we see including people. It wasn’t “luck” that brought about the human race. All through God’s word nothing is left to chance.
I suppose everyone has heard the phrase “good luck” and even used such a phrase themselves, I know I have. Repeating the phrase “good luck” has become a habit with most folks and habits are hard to break, but I’m trying.
Where in the world did such a phrase come from? Another similar expression is “by chance”. Some say it came from Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor”. Regardless of where the phrase came from, its inception has its roots in paganism.
It’s uncanny how commonplace it’s now become to wish good luck on another person. I can understand the lost of this world expressing themselves in this fashion because they either don’t believe in God or they don’t understand the foolishness of such statements. The question is why Christian believers, in many instances, express themselves as the pagans do when they know there is no such thing as luck or chance? Those of us who know and believe God’s word know that only through our God is it possible to receive blessings of goodness. Wishing someone luck, whether good or bad, has no place in a believer’s vocabulary.
“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.” Psalm 90:2. Luck is nonexistent. Luck in any form is not of God. We don’t get lucky. The dictionary describes luck as “success that seems to happen by chance”. Good luck, good fortune, chance, bad luck, these are all derived from a pagan mindset. In paganism God is replaced by a lucky set of circumstances. Yet true Christians know nothing happens by chance. This is how the whole idea of evolution got started and promoted to the extent that it is today. People are overwhelmingly inclined to believe in chance because they’ve been so programmed.
Those of us who believe in an awesome God who created the universe and everything in it know that chance does not happen. Everything we know and see was predetermined before the foundation of the world. Jesus knew before the foundation of the world that He would die for His creation and He knew how He would die. Imagine knowing something as horrible as exactly how He would die and living with that knowledge, as Christ did, all the while watching His creation continually rebel and grow farther removed from Him with every passing day. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8.
God knew His creation would need a Savior so all mankind could be reconciled to Him. Human beings were at one time in a right and loving relationship with their Creator, but mankind rebelled against their Creator thus ending the awesome relationship which began in the Garden of Eden. Mankind could never expect to get “lucky” and obtain a reconciled relationship with God without God’s intervention. Luck had nothing to do with what Jesus did for us.
It’s interesting how many words are associated with luck, even a word like providence which is usually associated with God, is a synonym for luck in the dictionary. Divine providence is not luck, but again we have been programmed to associate luck with God. Yet luck plays no part in God’s economy. “When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.” Isaiah 27:11. Believing in luck or chance will play a very distinct role in the lives of the lost and the consequences of such belief will be severe.
Those of us who are born again need to be mindful of using the word “luck” or even the phrase “by chance”. Anytime we use the word luck to describe an emotion, or any other word that relies on chance, we’ve just eliminated God. When believers, in Christ, invoke the word luck in their conversations instead of the truth, God is quietly but instantaneously relegated to a position not at all becoming of who He is. Why do we do this? Our witness becomes ineffectual each time we rely on the word luck as a form of expression especially if used during witnessing. Christians can’t even bless one another when the word luck materializes in their conversations.
“God bless you” is the response we who are “In Christ” believers should practice and be unafraid to proclaim. Even when speaking to unbelievers “God bless you” is much more significant and effectual than the phrase “good luck”. Saying God bless you to a non-believer will embed that phrase in their minds. We may get laughed at or hear snickers behind our backs, possibly even ridiculed, mocked and scorned, but it may take nothing more than a simple God bless you to jar those who do the ridiculing into hearing the Holy Spirit.
I’ve watched some older movies in the past, English and Irish and such, and have noticed in some of those movies when a character enters a house he/she announces themselves by saying “God bless all here”. I thought this was a great way to begin a conversation. Can you imagine entering a home and wishing everyone there good luck. It just doesn’t compute.
“I went fishing the other day and caught a big one; man did I get lucky”. No you were blessed. That fish was just another of God’s many blessings which pagans refer to as luck. How often do we take the honor and glory from God when we insert the word luck into our conversations? How often is God marginalized by the vocabulary of His own children? Think about it.
“Lucky you!” No, God blessed you. Why is that such a hard statement to make? If there is no such thing as luck, then there is no occasion to insert that word into our vocabulary. Everyone knows leprechauns are fictitious so how would it sound if we gave leprechauns the glory for all our blessings? “The leprechauns gave me good fortune”. How would God look upon His creation as they insult Him with such a statement? Yet we do exactly that with every utterance of “good luck”.
“The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors. As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.” Proverbs 26:10-11. People will travel miles out of their way to reach a place known as a gambling casino, they park their cars and their brains outside, and as they enter that establishment they are completely reliant on the pagan idea of luck to win money. Luck is what gambling is all about. Yet, if luck is nonexistent then why do some win at gambling? “...for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.” Matthew 5:45. God’s ways are far above man’s ways. Why He allows some to win at gambling and others to lose is beyond me. But I can tell you this, if you come out ahead at gambling it’s because God blessed you, God gets the glory, not luck. Statistics prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that losing is the order of the day for the huge majority of those who submit to such temptations. Why? Because God knows and you know that there are much better ways to use your funds than to throw them away at a gaming table.
Somehow the word luck wormed its way into the vocabulary of the human race. I believe it is satanic and should be avoided with extreme tenacity. Satan wants us to believe in luck and by doing so he’s eliminating God from our lives. If everything that happens to us is pure luck then God had nothing to do with any part of our lives, thus He doesn’t exist. This has been Satan’s plan from the beginning. Get as many as possible to believe that lie and they will forget all about God, which is exactly what we see being promoted around the world.
In its past, England once had a bustling Christian culture. Currently though Christian’s make up approximately 2 percent of England’s total population (that statistic can be found on numerous sits on the internet). Why has this phenomenon occurred in England? Because God’s enemy and ours corrupted that island by convincing that population that chance had occurred billions of years ago and that God was not involved. Sadly, every nation on earth is now headed in that same direction, away from Christianity and fully embracing luck and chance.
Although America was founded on Christian principles, that foundation has been eroded through the teaching of evolution “chance”. Everything we see happened by “chance” and we are very “lucky” to even be here after evolving out of pond scum. God? What God? Chance and luck is our god.
The big bang theory can be explained thusly: At first there was nothing, and then it exploded. We sure are lucky to have been in the path of that explosion so earth could evolve and life could appear on this meager planet, and all because of an explosion out of nothing. Never mind that scientists know that we live on a knife edge; with the slightest variation in atmosphere or temperatures life could not have come about or currently exist. But the Bible fully explains how this all came about, and it could only have been created by an all powerful God.
According to resources I’ve read lately, most secular scientists don’t even believe in evolution yet they refuse to admit it in any public setting because most scientists derive their livelihoods from secular government funding. Apparently they would rather remain in their sins and not be accountable to God. Evolutionary “chance” is now looked upon as fact and taught as such in our public schools, as well as in most schools around the globe. Most people will attribute evolution to the “luck of the draw” instead of believing a loving and most merciful God could have created everything just with the power of His word.
Nothing creates nothing, just try adding 0+0 any way you want, you will still have nothing in the end. Life, planets, or even the universe could not come about without information, and only God can supply information. Thus, only God creates. God is responsible for life on this planet; it was not luck stirring a pot of pond scum that brought about life. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1. In the very first verse of the Bible we see nothing left to chance or luck. God gave Moses the words to the first five books of the Bible so we who would follow would have the truth about creation at our fingertips and nothing would be left to chance.
I think by now everyone can see that placing ones faith in luck has had a devastating influence on planet earth. Satan planned his strategy prior to the fall of man and he has been hard at promoting his agenda for the last six thousand years. But God has His own agenda, and of course it includes Satan and all who follow him. They are those who will one day be the recipients of God’s judgment. Nothing lucky about that.
Jesus Christ is our Creator God and our Savior. All who choose to believe in and follow Him will have everlasting life. All who follow Satan’s luck will have everlasting damnation. So the question is, do you still feel lucky or blessed?
God bless you all,
All scripture is from the KJV
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