While I was driving on my way home the other day a black cat crossed my path and immediately I thought “Eek!!! Doesn’t it mean something when a black cat crosses my path?”
Then I had to laugh at myself because I really don’t believe in superstitions, although, being somewhat brought up by a southern Grandma I definitely heard about them growing up. To this day though I can’t really think of any that are supposed to be detrimental to my health that actually were detrimental. I’m sure I’ve walked under an open ladder or two, broken mirrors, had robins hit my windows trying to fly into my home, had black cats cross my path, and so far, I’ve survived plenty of Friday the thirteenths.
Which leads me to wonder…were did superstitions start? Why are people drawn to believe them and go as far as to avoid them like the plague? Just what are the odds that when your ear burns or itches that someone’s talking about you? I’d say pretty good, at least there’s a fifty percent chance right?
I am in no way saying that if you believe in superstitions you are a bad person, but, MY opinion really doesn’t count in the grand scheme of things.
Here’s what the bible says (ESV):
1 Timothy 4:7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness;
Deuteronomy 18:10-12 10There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering,[a] anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer 11 or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, 12 for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord.
I personally think it’s best to believe that all things are guided by God and everything that happens in my life is under God’s control. That’s not to say that we do to some point make our own destiny. After all God did give us a free will.
Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Anyway, this is how my brain works. Sorry if I’ve offended anyone by this, it’s just one of those random thoughts I thought I’d pass along.
What’s your will?~Bam