GAMBLING 

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BETTING YOUR LIFE AWAY

“The prudent  see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.”

Proverbs 22:3

What Is Gambling?

Athletes participate in sporting events and play to win, while spectators watch the play and speculate about who will win. Some spectators place bets on the outcome. The athlete hopes to achieve a reward by winning while the g ambler hopes to achieve a reward by picking the winner.

Both winning the race and winning the bet on the race are accompanied by an emotional and chemical high that can be as addictive as  any drug-induced high. Likewise, winning can create a compulsion to place bet after bet … perhaps initially lining the pockets, but then ultimately emptying them.

Additionally, whether beating the co mpetitor or beating the odds, the urge to win can take precedence over every relationship, every responsibility, and every resolve of the will. Some are greedy for money, others for fame, and still others...

Signs of Problem Gambling 

  • Disinterest in usual activities 
  • Extreme emotional ups and downs 
  • Frequent requests for money 
  • Pawning/selling possessions 
  • Increasing debt 
  • Less motivation 
  • Neglect of loved ones 
  • Poor concentration 
  • Secret activity with bills and bank statements 
  • Sleep difficulties 
  • Stealing or other criminal activities 
  • Unexplainable times of generosity 
  • Withdrawal emotionally and socially 
  • Worry, anxiety, depression, and shame

10 Common Causes for Attraction to Gambling 

The lures into the world of gambling are many. People gamble... 

  • To enjoy the thrill and excitement of gambling 
  • To experience a new sensation or “high” 
  • To improve self-image 
  • To be lured by the process of playing the odds 
  • To feel the passion grow 
  • To avoid growing up 
  • To escape responsibility 
  • To dream great dreams 
  • To socialize and gain attention from peers 
  • To get something for nothing 

By living under the gambling mystique, more and more trust is placed in money ... wealth ... riches. However, the Bible says... 

“Those who trust in their riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.” 

(Proverbs 11:28)

 

Key Verse to Learn 

“Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” 

(Luke 12:15) 

 

Key Passage to Read 

1 Timothy 6:6–11

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