Stories From the Husband: “Bible Roulette”

January 2, 2011

Family, Fun

My Hubs was in a chatty mood this weekend, and told me this story. I laughed so hard that I am compelled to share it with you.

Did I ever tell you the story of a Christian fellow I knew in Cooperstown who was looking for ways to supplement his income? He was thinking about selling Christian T-shirts, but wasn’t sure it was the right thing to do. He asked me to pray with him one day about the matter.

He picked up a Bible and said, “Here, friend, open it up. And read the first passage your eyes come upon.”

When I opened it, it happened to be the Book of Joel:

Now therefore says the LORD, “Turn to me with all your heart, With fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. So rend your hearts and not your garments…”

He started muttering to himself, “Not your garments, not your garments, NOT YOUR GARMENTS!!! That’s it!!! That’s the answer!!!”

I didn’t know what to think– It was the first time I’d played Bible Roulette! Haha!

šŸ˜Æ OMG. That’s a pretty funny story, but it’s also totally wild because it was SO relevant to what the guy wanted to know! I wonder if he ever fasted and rent his heart….

Here’s another funny story he told me. He used to be Catholic before he turned into a raving Hugenot heretic protestant (heh heh) who also happens to tell very funny pope jokes. This is one of the funniest I have heard. *giggle*

Two priests who had never been to Rome before were traipsing around the Vatican City. As they wandered around outside, admiring the beautiful buildings, monuments, and statues, one of them spotted the Pope who seemed to be looking right at them!

The first priest pulled on his friend’s cassock, and said, “Look, look! That’s the Pope! And he’s looking right at us! And now he’s motioning with his arm! Hey! I think he’s giving us a blessing!”

The other priest looked up, saw the Pope, and then looked down and around. He replied to his friend, “Oh, he’s not giving us a blessing. Look around! He’s telling us to get off the lawn!”

The End.

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6 Responses to “Stories From the Husband: “Bible Roulette””

  1. Rena Says:

    Thanks for the chuckles!!

    At times I find an urge to play Bible roulette. I think that by doing that I will get a divine answer from God regarding my prayer. I have heard people say that its not a good idea and not biblical. While, I have heard others say that its a way of how God speaks to them. Hmmm much to ponder about. What are your feelings on it?

  2. Rebecca Says:

    HI Rena.

    I had no idea people actually lived by Bible roulette, lol. The Old Testament mentions the Umim and Thumim, jewels on the vests of the priests that people consulted for answers. The disciples cast lots in Acts chapter 1, but later they were baptized in the Holy Ghost and heard from God directly. Of course, God will speak to us anyway He wants when He has something to say, even to speak through a donkey or a child. The letter to the Hebrews says that in times past God spoke to people in various times and in different ways by the prophets, but now He speaks to us through His Son.

  3. bingkee Says:

    I always believe that praying about it first to ask for God’s guidance and His word is essential. And you’re right , God speaks in any way or manner. As long as you know it’s God’s word because you prayed about it and know that it His voice you hear, God speaks.

  4. Secondary Roads Says:

    I heard about a guy that did that. He was depressed and wanted to know what to do with his life. He closed his eyes, opened his Bible to a random page and put his finger on the page. He opened his eyes and read:

    “Judas went out and hanged himself.”

    The man was shaken to his very core. He decided to try it again. He repeated the procedure, opened his eyes and read:

    “Go thou and do likewise.”

    This is not what he wanted or expected. He decided to try one more time. This time his finger pointed to:

    “Whatsoever you do, do it quickly.”

  5. Rebecca Says:

    Chuck: Yes I have heard that story, too. LOL. Quite the parable…

  6. Rebecca Says:

    Hi Bingkee! Good advice there- praying and searching God’s word. šŸ˜€

    By the way, no, I am not active at my Facebook page. I just don’t like FB. But you can always look me up there, my name is MrsMecomber. I opened it because an advertiser wanted me to “Like” his page, and I had to start a FB page to do so. I am much more active on Twitter, but I am always guarded about how much and what kind of information I share. Thanks for asking! Have a blessed week.