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It’s Not By Chance

This past week we read and discussed Psalm 139 in our women’s Bible Study. We marveled at God’s knowledge of us, our thoughts and actions. Whatever our circumstance, God is there!

God knows our beginning. Our life is not by chance.

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:13-14a

God desires us to flourish through obedience to his ways. This is the instruction God gave to Israel through Moses:

See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. Deuteronomy 30:15-16

With joy we can offer praise to God for the gift of life and the Bible.

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honey comb. Moreover, by them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7-11 

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

8 Comments on “It’s Not By Chance

  1. Carol, thanks for the reminder that nothing that happens with God is left to chance. Your FMF neighbour at #2 this week.

    1. It is wonderful that we can have a relationship with God and He gives us guidance for the difficult times in our life. I enjoyed your honest post this week.

  2. Hmmm- the chances of life just “happening” through evolution, speciation or some-such theoretical hypothesis are about equal to throwing a bomb into a scrabble letter tile factory, and the result of the explosion being the Encyclopaedia Britannica “just happening”.
    Just stopped by from FMF #12

  3. Some say it’s all just random chance,
    we’re born, we live, and then we die,
    and there’s no-one to cast a glance,
    no kind and steadfast loving Eye.
    The hail secular, call it science,
    experiments to prove their claim
    that they design, demanding silence
    and that we bow our heads in shame.
    But they won’t answer chance against
    random-forming RNA;
    instead, they build a yard that’s fenced
    to block what plain statistics say
    about life starting ‘gainst the odds
    in a casino that’s not God’s.

    The chances of the random formation of a single viable strand of RNA consisting of 100 properly sequenced amino acids us 4 to the hundredth power.

    Don’t take those odds to Vegas.

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