Superstitions You Can Count On

Posted by Richard Harris | | Posted On Monday, February 14, 2011 at 10:48 AM

Make no doubt about it I grew up with a very superstitious mother. Her superstitions live with me to this day. She is a great mom and of course was only looking out for the good of her family.
Let me give you some examples of the superstitions I grew up with. Friday the 13th was a day not to be reckoned with and black cats had best not ever cross our paths. Not to mention the fact that you should never put your shoes on a table for this can bring nothing but bad luck. Of course each New Years we would eat black eyed peas that had been cooked in the old year and eaten in the new. My lack of love for the black eyed pea as a youngster surely caused many years of misfortune.

Here are some I found out on the not so trustworthy internet:

• It is bad luck to cut your finger nails on Friday or Sunday.

If the bottom of your foot itches you are going to take a trip.

• A bed changed on Friday will bring bad dreams. • To drop a fork means a man is coming to visit.

• A frog brings good luck to the house he enters. (I have five boys so this is a reasonable explanation for why life has been good in our houses!)

• If you spill pepper you are going to have a serious argument with your best friend.

• If you bite your tongue while eating it is because you have recently told a lie.

• If your nose itches someone is coming to see you. Right nostril means female and left means it will be a male. ( I am not making this stuff up, trust me)

Superstitions can be fun and can add some interesting conversations when taken in the right context. Most people know, my mother included, that superstitions are just that superstitions and are not facts.
Unfortunately a lot of religions and denominations have turned faith into superstition. We trust in our man made rituals, our programs and our traditions instead of trusting in God. When that happens we turn our trust to man made things instead of God himself. This is exactly what God has commanded us not to do. When this is done people are often exploited, used or hurt. Not to mention confused by a faith that says to put your trust in God but puts an emphasis on things men create.

The examples of this throughout the years are endless so let’s close with this final thought: If you are concerned about if a female or male is going to visit you pay attention to which nostril itches but if you need a savior and forgiveness for your sins look no further than an old wooden cross.

1 Timothy 4:7 “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tale; rather, train yourself to be godly.”

Psalm 20:7, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.”

Prayer: Dear Lord, guide us to study your word to be able to sift out the truth so that we might apply to our life, our actions and how we deal with others. Help us to trust you more and more each day, we ask these things in the name of Christ, Amen.

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