No Luck Involved



Some days ago I mentioned I had been ill.   I am now feeling a bit better.  I have watched some of the Price Is Right.  I could not help but notice as each person came to spin the big wheel Drew would wish each one good luck.  On other shows I heard the emcee say such things as, “Good luck to both (or all) of you” when there were two or more contestants.  What does that mean?  There is only going to be one winner.  Therefore, saying “Good Luck” to both or all contestants is meaningless.

If we are in a situation where there can be multiple winners, it makes great sense. I could say to a congregation in church, “Good luck to all of you.”  That almost makes sense except for the fact that salvation has nothing to do with luck.  Luck is about chance.  We are neither saved nor lost by chance.  We are saved by God’s unlimited grace and there is enough for everyone.  Or we are lost because we foolishly say “no” to the offered gift.  There is no luck involved.  No one is lost because he or she is unlucky.

In I Corinthians 9:22 Paul speaks of saving some.  Our heavenly Father wants to save all.   He will actually save to the “uttermost.”   See Hebrews 7:25.

Written by Roger Bothwell on June 5, 2017