I believe you are mistaken. My answer was in general response to the motive of "challenging destiny", not the idea of saving or preserving one's own life.You look when you cross the street, because if you didn't, that would be "tempting God" by inherently asking Him to save you? Sorry...but I'll have to call bluff on that one. I think you look because if you don't, you might die
The motive of your question was to challenge destiny (or God), and my response addressed such a wicked motive.
The question is open. A car wreck may be someone else's fault, or my own. It depends on the situation. And cancer may or may not be my fault, depending upon whether I took care of myself, or whether I was predisposed to it genetically. Sometimes it is no ones fault, perhaps it is environmental..they don't call them "acts of God" for nothing.Here's the real test: how might your thinking change if you got mangled in a car wreck or got cancer by not checking in with your doctor earlier? Would that be your fault? God's? Satan's? Bad luck? Chance? ...or...no one's fault? (if that's where you land...how do you mentally think that one through?)
But the bible says every hair is numbered and every sparrow falls with the Father's consent.
That is, He knows and He consents.
IF it is my fault, then God is still sovereign in my failures, and that all things work together for good. Do you believe all things, good and bad, sins and successes, work together for good?
The bible says Christ died for us while we were still sinners.
So how much more will God save us if we fall short as believers?