Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Bad Word!

"Luck!" There is no such thing in our world, none in nature, none in human affairs.

Luck means that an event has no cause at all. It is a bad word; a heathen term. Drop it from your vocabulary! Trust nothing to luck, and expect nothing from it. Avoid all practical dependence upon it or its kindred words, fate,  chance,    fortune.

Never forget your dependence upon God. He can exalt you to prosperity or sink you into the lowest depth of adversity. He can make everything to which you set your hand to prosper or to fail. Devoutly acknowledge this. Abhor the atheism that shuts God out of His own world!
[J. A. James]
Proverbs 16:33 ...  The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.
Job 1:21 ... And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 8:18 ... But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. 
Isaiah 46:10 ... Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: