Sometimes discerning the will of God is simply a crap shoot. Peter wanted to find the will of God in replacing Judas as an apostle. He in a spirit of prayer invoked the Holy Spirit. He sought the scriptures for guidance. He gathered the community together so they could take counsel about the right course of action. They together listed the criteria that needed to be fulfilled in order to make the correct decision. After all that there was still some unclarity about where the will of God was leading them … so they threw dice and let the toss decide. This was not arbitrary but an acknowledgement that ultimately we are not the decision makers, God is so let the seeming chance manifest God’s will.
By Church Staff