Genesis 41:8 Now it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled,
and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them for Pharaoh
These shysters are not so good at being shysters. Their god of dream interpretation was Thot, but Thot was hush hush. The book of Psalms tells us that idols are plastic and lifeless, with mouths but no words.
Why is it that so many Christians go to man’s wisdom, idolatry and spiritual hooey in the form of horoscopes, palm reading, and psychology? Those are the places the world goes. I’m still blown away by “Self Help” books in Christian book stores. I tried “self help” and it didn’t work. I need God’s help so I go to His book, the Bible.
Christians have no business going to horoscopes and the like for guidance and it saddens me when I see Christian friends on Facebook posting their daily horoscope.
Have you noticed how when the hammer falls, the world always ends up going to the bible and the church for answers? The terror attacks of September 11th, 2001 is a great example. When the rooster comes home to roost, when the unthinkable happens, the world ultimately knows where to go for answers.
In a 2004 Fox News report, the writer noted “By some estimates, on the Sunday following the terror attacks roughly half of the adult population in the United States attended a religious service. But the attendance dropped off starting in November. According to Barna Research, a polling firm that specializes in religious data, religious activity is back to what it was before the attacks. Forty-two percent of Americans polled said they attended services and eighty-four percent said
they prayed before September 11. And now, forty three percent said they attend services and eighty-three percent said they pray.
It’s unfortunate that people did not continue in their church attendance, but it demonstrates to us that when things go wrong, people look to Christians for help understanding and finding hope. Like Joseph, it could be that God has placed you in the midst of chaos to minister His peace.
1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
You don’t have to figure out what to say … it’s already in your heart. Just be determined to recognize the opportunity and be willing to speak.