The “lot” (“lots” – plural) was an ancient method to determine choices. Casting lots was not a game, but a method to determine God’s will and all those involved were apparently willing to accept the outcome.
The real message of this verse is not about “the lot,” but that “every decision is from the LORD.” It suggests that God knows what is best and – in the end – will do what is best in our lives.
The issue here is whether I am comfortable in letting Him handle it or not. My tendency is to try everything I can think to make things happen. But the truth is that the LORD is the one who has the right and power to make the final call.
So, the best thing I can possibly do is quit trying to work stuff out, myself, and consciously let God do what He knows is best. It’s my choice to either accept it or fight it!
Here at Helping Up Mission we believe God has a plan and we can go with it either Honest, Open and Willing (HOW) or kicking and screaming!
This chapter ends like it began (:1) – we do what we can do, but in the end it is all up to God. We need to get used to it, because that’s how He rolls!