In South Africa nearly 28% of the people playing lotto are unemployed. 29% receive social grants. It’s made worse by Tv and Internet gambling. No one starts with an aim of being addicted but they get hooked. Our god is not a trial-and-error God but he even says test me. Malachi 3:10
God owns it all (Psalms 24:1) so he is sure he will provide for our needs. (Ps 37:3-5)(Prov 3:5-6). Remember devil is a chancer and a thief he doesn’t own anything so he tries to steal it and he teaches you to do so. You are like your father devil according to John 8:44 “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies”.
Tell me this money you are playing lotto where is it coming from? Is it not your money and mine put together? So it means someone has to lose for some to gain, mostly the POOR (Ps 82:3-4). So should we be supporting those who oppress the poor to increase their riches (i.e. the owners of these gambling establishments Proverbs 22:16).
But even in the toughest times in the wilderness everybody got manna and you did not need to steal from other though playing lotto system. Exodus 16:4. This system is made to enrich a few thieves just imagine how many people gamble in a year but how many wins? This pure theft in browed daylight. As a Christian show me where it allowed in the bible even Jesus chased some money changer Matt 21:12-13
If Jesus, Paul or disciples should have done it they mentioned it somewhere in the gospel eg Jesus was playing lotto at so and so place, together with his disciple. Or even worse Moses was found playing lotto at such and such market etc. Have you ever seen any slot machines; tables brought in the church so that as we worship, we can also be doing tata ma chances? You can’t service serve a Holy God with this dirty money
So, whose ideas is this? Devil
Christian stop playing with devil’s toys, you will get burned. It’s just a matter of time. It leads to increase in crime, suicide, and drug/alcohol addiction. Devil baits you and then destroys you. God did not say I will bless a robber(from family resources and God) but he will bless the work of our hands.
Don’t envy the world my brother. Proverbs 23:17 They are going nowhere. We are not to covet (Ex 20:17)(Deut 5:21)(Rom 7:7)(Col 3:5), and gambling is a form of covetousness. 2 Corinthians 6:14 Don’t mix or by yoked with unbeliever in doing things like gambling.
Just imagine where playing lotto is done sometimes in casinos, bars etc and even there is illegal playing lotto houses you could be arrested. God helps those who help themselves stop it this is not how God helps us. I just do it for fun but remember you can’t say I only drink a little poison for fun. Try it and see if u will live to tell. You are playing with fire it’s a matter of time and you get into debts.
When you start losing this might lead you to seek guidance from even sangomas who promise to give you muti to go and win but just imagine they can’t use the same muti to get them to win and get out of the streets to sandton,
When you start with sangomas it doesn’t end well. Remember you are already struggling because the losses in gambling which led you to take loans to service you playing lotto addiction and when you loss more you go to get muti to win but what you don’t know muti is not for free. The sangoma will tell you of bad luck and how you need cleansing which involves rituals and it can be expensive, so you now borrow sinking dipper into debts.
Remember the love of money is the root of all evil. 1 Timothy 6:10 Money is good but don’t love it too much.The Bible says that we are not to do anything that might cause someone to stumble (Rom 14:13,21)(1 Cor 8:9-13)(2 Cor 6:3). Will your playing lotto cause someone to stumble if they see you doing it?