Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

Saturday, July 26, 2008

"Good luck" is the polite standard for wishing someone the best in their endeavors. When someone prospers we remark that they are lucky. My least favorite is when someone tells me I am so lucky to have good kids, as if I had nothing at all to do with that. Luck is an entirely pagan concept that has its roots in demonism.

The word daimon means "fate-giver." In the Greek and Roman worlds, the gods of the pantheon (fallen angels) were very active in the lives of men, prospering and cursing them in seemingly random turns and at the least provocation. Such activity was fear-inducing and ultimately maddening. Thus various kinds of worship and services were developed to placate the cursing of these gods and with little confidence, even bring their blessing. Someone who was blessed by the gods was "lucky" or "fortunate," but with little understanding of why it had come about. Such was the hapless religion of classical times.

Remember that the next time your mouth opens to wish someone good luck. Instead, tell them that you pray for them every blessing in the Lord.