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Governed by law, not chance
The Christian Science Monitor
"When someone wins the lottery or does well at a casino, how do you know that isn't God's doing?" my friend asked. I thought about the question for a minute. "Because in order for that person to win, a lot of others have to lose." "And God doesn't work that way?" "No, God doesn't work that way."
When you consider Christ Jesus' example, it becomes apparent that the Master consistently knew what to expect and acted on it. When he and his apostle needed tax money, he told Peter to catch just one fish and open its mouth. There he would find a coin (see Matt. 17:24–27). Peter didn't catch a lot of fish in order to increase the odds!
God's Son didn't operate on the basis of chance. And his supply didn't come at the expense of someone else's. He proved good to be of God. Jesus was so close to God, so receptive to the divine Mind's direction, that he knew he could trust God to provide what he needed.
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