For we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of His majesty. (2 Peter 1:16)
Today is Friday the 13th, the day of superstitious trouble according to common folklore. Of course, we know Friday the 13th is just another day on the calendar. But to the superstitious it is a day for taking extra precautions against harm. Superstitions arise from a lack of knowledge and understanding. And while some are playful and harmless (like the baseball player who will not change socks until his team loses), other kinds of superstition can destroy the soul. Faith in Christ is not built on superstition; it is built on faithful eyewitness testimony as well as incontrovertible evidence that He is the Son of God (John 20:30-31; Hebrews 11:1). Our confidence today and tomorrow rests upon the revelation of truth, the gospel of Christ. Those who think faith is superstitious do not understand the difference between the two. Faith is established by evidence; superstition results when people are without knowledge and understanding. “Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is” (Ephesians 5:17).