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Is Gambling a Sin?

Is Gambling a Sin?

I. What Scriptures would you use to each a Christian that gambling is wrong?
A. Love of money
1. 1 Ti 6:19 storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
2. Ec 5:10 He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity.
3. Lk 16:13 “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”
B. Conformity to world
1. Ro 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
2. Pr 21:5 The plans of the diligent lead surely to advantage, But everyone who is hasty comes surely to poverty.
3. Pr 28:19–20 He who tills his land will have plenty of food, But he who follows empty pursuits will have poverty in plenty. 20A faithful man will abound with blessings, But he who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished.
a. Pr 28:22 A man with an evil eye hastens after wealth And does not know that want will come upon him.
C. Covetousness and Greed
1. Ex 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
2. Lk 12:15 Then He said to them, “Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”
3. Eph 5:3 But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints;