Is gambling a sin?

Is gambling a sin?

There is a split among many Christians and churches about the pros and cons of games and what a pity, if anyone creates it. Many churches and Christians have learned that Christians should all be rich just because we are followers of Christ, this term is misleading and false. There is nowhere in the Bible that God tells us that if we follow him or his son we get rich.

Does not Jesus tell many rich men to sell what they have, give the poor and follow him?

Games, in my opinion, are a spirit of lust, desire for money, which in turn causes love for it, as described in scripture as the root of all evil. Play lottery, bingo for money, black jack, betting on horses or any other kind of game, in many Christian lives is no different. If you think you are not a pity, any kind of game is not a pity.

Many will take the money the Lord gives them for their daily needs, do not be content with it, play with it hoping to get more, but when they win it is not enough again, they take what they win and wish more, They also play with it. When is enough? Will the body ever be content with what it has? The Bible tells us no. Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

The Bible gives us many examples of the eyesight and the pride of life, where men are never satisfied with silver or gold because of what they get them consuming and the more they consume the more riches they want to try to satisfy their needs, to be more than they were meant to be. For who is man that the Lord should pay attention to Him? Rich or poor we are all considered to be the same to God because he has no respect for people.

Being followers of Christ must be satisfied in what state we are, depend on the Lord for our daily needs. This is where our faith comes to play. Our faith is based on our faith in the word of God and our faith is linked to our faith in God and His Son. For, as I have said before, I am the one I am through the grace of God, with food and clothing thus being satisfied. Let your conversation be unpleasant; and be content with what you have, for he has said, I will never leave you or leave you.

Content; Rest or silence in the mind in the present state; Satisfaction that keeps the mind in peace, prevents complaints, resistance or further desires and often implies a moderate degree of happiness. The farther away from Christs consent, the church becomes the less content the church becomes.

The same thing happened to the children of Israel, on their journey they never wiped out their clothes and their feet never swelled, they were born and cared for, but became dissatisfied with these things and began to complain, and the Christians day forgotten these lessons.

We must learn to be contented with the state we are in, we must learn again that the Lord knows what we need, even before we ask. The unbelievers need food and clothing, as God understands, and when he feeds the birds in the air, the animals of the field, do we not believe what he is feeding and cares for them that he will ignore their children?

Will there be poor Christians? Yes. For you always have the poor with you; but I do not always have you. Who makes a Christian or someone else poor? The LORD makes poor and counts, He lowers and rises.

The standard of life is based on what a man declares to be satisfying, a poor man who works hard and believes in the Lord sleeping sweet, but a rich man has trouble with his sleep, worried that his wealth is taken away from him. So then gambling plays a shame? It all depends on who you ask, and I am content with what the Lord gives me, but for others it may be a matter of pride of what others own.

If you are convicted in your heart that gaming is a pity it is a shame. Others must seek the wisdom and guidance of the Lord. Ask yourself, is my game interfering with my ability to serve God or bring others to Christ? This will be your answer, remember all that you put before God will be your God.


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