• There are several, here's one Proverbs 22:16, ""...he who gives to the rich will surely come to want." Others that support this are: Proverbs 28:22, Proverbs 22:16 & Proverbs 21:20.
  • The Bible doesn't directly speak of gambling in detail, but it does say enough to show that all gambling is incompatible with Bible principles. For instance, it is widely acknowledged that gambling incites greed and the Bible states that “greedy persons” will not inherit God’s Kingdom (1 Corinthians 6:9, 10)and classes covetousness with idolatry Colossians 3:5. Gambling also encourages in some a superstitious reliance on good luck. Gamblers develop all kinds of superstitions, hoping to influence luck in their favor, like the Israelites who were “setting in order a table for the god of Good Luck and those filling up mixed wine for the god of Destiny” mentioned in Isaiah 65:11. Proverbs 16:33 says: “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” In Israel the proper use of a lot was to end a controversy: “The lot puts even contentions to rest, and it separates even the mighty from one another.” (Pr 18:18) It was not used for sport, play, or gambling. There were no bets, wagers, or stakes—no losses or winnings. It was not done to enrich the temple or the priests, nor was it done for charity. Contrariwise, the Roman soldiers did have selfish gain in mind when, as foretold at Psalm 22:18, they cast lots for Jesus’ garments in Mathew 27:35.
  • Gambling can be defined as “risking money in an attempt to multiply the money on something that is against the odds.” The Bible does not specifically condemn gambling, betting, or the lottery. The Bible does warn us, however, to stay away from the love of money (1 Timothy 6:10; Hebrews 13:5). Scripture also encourages us to stay away from attempts to "get rich quick" (Proverbs 13:11; 23:5; Ecclesiastes 5:10). Gambling most definitely is focused on the love of money and undeniably tempts people with the promise of quick and easy riches.
  • When Jesus turned over the tables in the temple. Don't ask me where exactly... I dont remember.
  • The Bible clearly forbids taking chances with money. Gambling is based on covetousness. Hebrews 13:5 "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee." 1 Timothy 6:10 "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows."

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