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Friday the 13th… O no, it is a bad day…

Some people do not even want to get out of bed because they believe bad luck will come to them. We have so many superstitions in our lives that we tolerate. However,we as children of God should not even harbour these thoughts.

People fear that somehow Friday the 13th, black cats, broken mirrors, knocking on wood or ladders may have a hand in shaping the future. Most of these superstitions have murky, ancient origins and have been passed down from generation to generation.

However, as a Christian, what does God’s word say about it?

1 Timothy 4:6-7 If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 7 Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly.

To be superstitious is idolization (hard words I know) and it is trusting in things other than God, even when it is said jokingly. To me, it seems to say to God and His word that we don’t trust Him or believe in His Words. How many professing Christians read the horoscope, or watch movies where they use the Lord’s name in vain?

We all believe Romans 8:31, and quote it often to build our faith? If we do believe God is in control of all situations, why do we then believe silly myths, astrology, or other demonic things like witchcraft, instead of putting our faith in Christ alone?

Romans 8:31: “What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

If God gave us the greatest gift, and did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, then God will certainly give us everything else we need and we can, with confidence, quote Romans 8:31. That is evidence that since God is for us, nothing can be against us. We need to more aware of the Holy Spirit guiding us what is pleasing to God or not.

Hosea 4:6 (KJV) – 6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

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