I seldom pick up hitch-hikers, but made an exception for a young man in his 30’s looking for a drive into town. He had just learned that his wife, whom he thought was paying their mortgage, had used the money for several months to support her gambling addiction. They were losing their home. Gambling and often accompanying addiction is taking a huge toll in the lives of many, in a variety of ways. People are losing jobs, homes, families, and, in some cases, their lives. But perhaps the worst gamble of all is the gamble that there is no God, no accountability, and no hereafter. Jesus warned, “What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his own soul? ”And Paul warned, “Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Please, don’t gamble. Invite Christ in and play the game of life safely.
Pastor Alex Rockwell