Making a decision with a coin flip glorifies chance. But making a decision from a renewed mind glorifies God.
Today’s question is really good. It arrives from a podcast listener named Hannah. “Dear Pastor John, I have a question about the way it seems that biblical persons, even God-fearing ones, seem to consider casting lots a way to communicate with God. Even the disciples cast lots to decipher God’s will in choosing the twelfth disciple. Is this morally commendable? Does this mean that if I were to ask a question of God, and then cast lots such as rolling dice, that answer counts as an accurate answer to his will? It just feels too easy, wrong, and a bit like witchcraft. But I don’t see any prohibition of it in the New Testament either.”