Reading: Judges 14:10-20
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: thirty sheets and thirty change of garments
not only had a roving eye for women, he also loved to gamble. This not only cost him financially but cost
him his wife as well. In the end,
gambling doesn’t pay, it costs and its price is high.
headlines from the Mobile Press Register,
February 24, 2020, read as follows: “Strip clubs, liquor, online gambling,
undeserved scholarships: MPS audit shows admins misused $700K.”
headline is in reference to an audit of the Montgomery, Alabama,
public school system. The article reads
in part: “More than $700,000 was misused
with multiple administrators accused of stealing thousands for personal gain,
the most recent audit of the Montgomery
school district shows. Money was spent
at strip clubs, casinos, liquor stores, for nonexistent vendors and on
scholarships for an administrator’s children when they did not qualify for the funding,
according to the audit, which ran from October 2017 through September
2018. In total, the audit documented
$703,197.66 missing, allegedly taken by six Montgomery Public School
employees. Of those six, only two
attended their meetings with the Chief Examiner to dispute the audit’s
do not need a lottery or gambling to help meet the educational needs of our
children. What they need is honesty and
integrity. The problem with our public
education is not a lack of money, but a lack of Godliness. When you take God out, you invite sin in.
Those who stole over $700,000 from the Montgomery school
district reveals what the problem with the public education system is, “a love
of money” which a lottery will not correct but will add to the corruption.
What to do:
✞ Don’t gamble! If you do, you’ve thrown away your righteousness!
Are you Saved?
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