A free daily devotional from Mountain View Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL
Monday, January 14, 2019
Daily Devotion: A Tip About Gambling
Bible Reading: Judges 14:10-20
Key Verse: Verse 12-13 – “And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments:” (vs 12) “But if ye cannot declare it me, then shall ye give me thirty sheets and thirty change of garments. And they said unto him, Put forth thy riddle, that we may hear it.” (vs 13)
Key Words: all of verses 12 & 13
My simple advice when it comes to gambling is “DON’T!”
Below is some guidance in regard to gambling.
Human beings are incurable optimists. They believe they have a pretty good chance to win a lottery, but that there is hardly any chance of their getting killed in a car accident.
~ Bits & Pieces, May 26, 1994, p 9
Horse sense is what keeps horses from betting on what people will do.
~ Oscar Wilde
My grandmother, a staunch Southern Baptist, had marched me off to Sunday school and church regularly. So when I switched to the Episcopal Church after marriage, she challenged me: “What’s wrong with the Baptist Church, son?” “Well,” I explained, “Carole and I flipped a coin to see if we would go to her church or mine, and I lost.” “Serves you right,” said my grandmother. “Good Baptists don’t gamble.”
~ J. E. Bedenbaugh
There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate: when he can’t afford it, and when he can.
~ Mark Twain
Gambling is the great “remover.” It removes food from the table, clothes from the kids, gas from the car, and love from the home. Think about it!
What to do:
✞ Be wise!!
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