"God Does Not Play Dice With the Universe" (Proverbs 16:33)

Albert Einstein was one of the most brilliant scientists and thinkers in the history of the world. Many of his theories have been proven correct from the time he first presented them in the early 20th century. But during that same period of time, a number of other controversial theories were also being presented. One famous theory was the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle that states that it is not possible to know both the location and the velocity of a particle at the same time. In other words, to measure one variable or value will necessarily increase the random probability in the other. Einstein pushed back against this theory and wrote his now famous quote,

"God does not play dice with the universe."

For Einstein, a theory that proposed an apparent randomness and unpredictability with the known laws of the universe did not agree with him. Einstein recognized this and while acknowledging God, sought to disprove this by complex mathematical formulas.

The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.
Proverbs 16:33 (ESV)

Our culture is imbued with the notion that events are random and out of the control of anyone.  And if these events coincide, we state that it is a great coincidence. Some will even go as far as state that it is fate. But if it is fate, who or what directs this? Nothing in this universe happens by chance.

The ultimate proof of God’s sovereign power over the universe lies within. Look around and observe God’s creation! Many scientists claim the universe evolved from nothing. But this is an impossibility. Think about this, if nothing existed, how could something then emerge? The only explanation is that God created it. God, alone, is eternally existing.

Indeed, God does not play dice with the universe. He created the universe with a purpose and He sustains it!


Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.