Lots, Casting

<<a selection process>>

In the Bible there are several accounts of the casting of lots by dice and other physical objects to arrive at a decision in various situations (1 Sam 14:41; Est 3:7; Jon 1:7; Mt 27:35). The disciples also used this method to choose a replacement for Judas (Act 1:24-26). This is the last recorded instance in the Bible. We have the complete Word of God,

Don’t resort to things or chance to determine guidance

the Holy Spirit within and, together with prayer and using our reasoning power, are able to discern the will of God without outside ‘help’.

See also: chance, fleece, gambling, guidance (divine), luck.