A couple of years ago, I was working in the store and a middle-aged woman (W) came up to the cash, to ask me a question.
W – Do you have a case that is a bit bigger than this one?
D – I think we do – I can show you where the cases are.
W – Thank you so much. I read tarot cards and I need the right size of carrying case for them. I could read the cards for you, if you would like.
I graciously declined the customer’s offer – for two reasons.
- I had learned the hard way that I can’t have a discussion with customers and keep track of where I am in the transaction on cash at the same time – I always mess up. ( The week before, I charged a customer $7204.26 for two chocolate bars and a repair kit for patching water toys.)
- Ever since I was a little girl, I have stayed away from anything to do with, what I perceive as, the occult. Tarot cards are used by mystics and occultists, in efforts of divination (the practice of attempting to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge by occult or supernatural means.) I don’t watch movies or shows that include the occult theme, I’ve never played on the Ouija board or read my horoscope. The Bible takes a clear position on any involvement with these practices, denouncing all of them. God created us and therefore owns us. He alone, knows our future and He has a right to set the rules for our lives. He has given us boundaries because He loves us – in fact, I had recently finished a brief study on this subject and came up with 62 verses, speaking against involvement with sorcerers, necromancers, (communication with the dead) mediums, dreamers, fortune-tellers, omens, magic arts, charmers or diviners. I didn’t realize there were so many warnings in the Bible about this topic.
Tarot cards do not hold any power – the Lord Jesus Christ does.
MAKE A MOMENT TO MUSE
- Have you ever been exposed to the occult world?
- Do you have a particular conviction about the occult?
- Why do you think the scriptures call the occult “detestable” to the Lord?
speak truth:When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire (an ancient occult practice or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer or one who conjures spells or a medium or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination (detestable) to the LORD. Deuteronomy 18. 9-12a