Scripture Meditation on Gambling

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It is accompanied by the notion that the longer you engage in it, the better your odds of succeeding. In biblical times lots functioned much like dice. To disapprove of any of those activities would result in being labeled legalistic, the Grace Community pastor said. Gambling grace to you Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all Ps.

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Gambling is based on sheer chance and randomness - without skill or personal involvement. At no time did anyone ever put something of value at risk. Gambling - and its accompanying greediness - violates the 10th commandment Ex.

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They were made of sheep's knuckle bones, and the roll of those bones indicated a certain meaning. I ask Your forgiveness for allowing this to take such a hold of me and for the pain and hurt that this has caused to others — and especially those that I love the most. It is causing me much distress as well as loads of problems and pressures at home.

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In the hope of winning something of greater value, a person risks something of value to the forces of chance beyond his or her control or rational expectation. The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all Ps.

The addictive wagering process saps the good that a decent salary can afford. It started off to help me fill the emptiness in my life but it has taken hold of me and I know that there is no way that I can stop without Your help.

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Lord I know that I cannot do this on my own but only in His strength. Nothing we have really belongs to us; it belongs to God, and we should use all of it to His glory Matt. Builds on the exploitation of others. Chance, the major promise of gambling's outworking, is the fabric of a human imagination that wants to deny the existence of a sovereign God.

At the risk of "alienating" "an enthusiastic group of young reformers," MacArthur still went ahead with the post because "he cares," Travis Allen, director of Internet Ministry wrote Monday on MacArthur's Grace to You media ministry website.

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When the people had to make an gambling grace to you decision and had difficulty determining God's will, He sovereignly intervened and caused the lots to fall in such a way as to tell His followers what to do. It originated from the Old English word gammon - the basic concept of a game. Driven by the sin of covetousness.

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It's not like normal competition, in which you strive for a prize by producing something better, by accomplishing something sooner, or by doing something more efficiently. Gambling is growing rapidly in popularity and acceptability, and has become convenient - at grocery stores and gas stations, off-track betting parlors, and on the Internet.

Why gambling is wrong: But I come in repentance for my foolish sin. Thank You that You have promised that Your grace is sufficient no matter what difficulty we find ourselves in and Father I trust that underneath me are Your everlasting arms to uphold and heal and I thank You in Jesus name, Amen Dear heavenly Father, how we grieve for those that have become embroiled in the terrible habit of gambling and have allowed it to become such a harmful idol in their lives.

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