Prayer and dice in the upper room? That seems just flat out wrong.
But something like that happens in a very key decision making moment.
When the disciples enter the upper room , they realize they are down one disciple (Judas’ suicide). So they decide to select a 12th for the position in Acts 1. Then something interesting happens.
Verse 24 says “and they prayed”
Now that’s a great move.
I would do the same.
But it doesn’t stop there.
Verse 25 says “and they drew lots”
Does that seem crazy? Prayer and Lots.
They seem mutually exclusive
Meaning you can’t have both together, you should only have lots or prayer or people shooting dice , but not both prayer and lots.
So how do we reconcile this?
It almost seems like you are saying God speak to us while we roll the dice.
Anyone have an answer, insight or just scratching your head?
Or…..should they have left it alone and Jesus would have selected #12 as He did the others?
Maybe before they pulled out the Vegas lots, they should have realized that this was God’s call.
And the call seems to come on a Damascus Road to a murderer of Christians.