God is in charge of your future life, there is no meaning in knowing it other than trusting God.
Human beings have always been tempted to pierce through the mystery of their future. One should be proud to be a Roman Catholic and live your life according to the Word of God and not according to the standards of the world. One should refrain himself/herself from reading horoscope, as it is sin.
In Deuteronomy 18:10-14, it is written ‘Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the Lord your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the Lord your God has not permitted you to do so.’
You shall have no fortune-tellers among you
Astrology means predicting the future. But we see in the book of Daniel, at three occasions (Daniel 4:7; 2:10,11; 5:7,8); astrologers and other occult experts were requested to envisage the future. On every occasion they failed, but Daniel could succeed by God’s power. In the book of Deuteronomy 18:9-14,18-22 bible condemns magicians and fortune-tellers and then praises the true prophets. God’s people live by the Word of God, not only by the word found written in a book, but by what God says through the prophets.
Our future is in the hands of God
We see in the book of James 4:14 that no one can predict what will happen in the future. Whereas in the book of Daniel 2:27,28 we see Astrologers could not interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s dream (a prediction of the future), but God could do so. In Isaiah 41:21-23; 42:8,9 – God rests His claim to Deity on His ability to predict the future. He challenges idols to prove they are gods by telling the future. In Jeremiah 29:11, ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ In Isaiah 46:10, we see ‘I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come.’
I say, ‘My purpose will stand.’ So it is evident from the bible that our future lies in the hands of God. We are seeking to have an eternal life which can be achieved only we obey and live according to the decrees of the word of God. In John 11:25-26. Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.‘ Do you believe this?’
Entrust and surrender your life to Jesus
Live your life according to the Word of God. This life which we are living is a gift from God. ‘Every word of God is tried and purified; He is a shield to those who trust and take refuge in Him.’ (Proverbs 30: 5). Again it is written in the Bible ‘For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power making it active, operative, energizing, and effective; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and the immortal spirit, and of joints and marrow of the deepest parts of our nature, exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart (Hebrews 4: 12).
Daily we should live based on the law of God. ‘Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law’ (Psalm 119: 18). Surrender your life to Jesus. Romans 12: 2 says ‘Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.’ Wisdom does not come from stars but from God. In James 1:5, we can see that ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.’
True meaning of Life
As the potter moulds the pot, in the same way Jesus Christ is the potter and we are the clay. He moulds and makes us into a beautiful being. Our character is also formed by our Lord. The only source where our character is formed is through the Word of God. By living according to the Word of God, we can be confident in Jesus and put our future into His hands and be prepared for the future.
We should not forget we all are sinners. Salvation, forgiveness of our sins and eternal life is achieved through Jesus Christ who died upon the cross for our sins to have eternal life. Why to go behind magicians and astrologers to know our future? Our hope is in the Lord, so is our destiny. Believe in Lord Jesus Christ, you and your family will be saved.
– – – written by Merly Simon, Bengaluru