Prayer and Dice in the Upper Room

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.

 

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