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For some people, gambling is a fun way to pass the time and possibly make a little bit of cash. As long as they are not gambling with more money than they can afford to lose, it’s fine for them to take the risk. There are also those who believe that gambling is completely acceptable if the proceeds go to a good cause, such as a charity. But for most, gambling can become an addiction that takes over their lives.

Gambling is often seen as a morally corrupt activity. It can be easy to see how gambling can be addictive and lead people down a dark path. It’s a destructive habit that can often morph into greed and a desire for more material possessions. The bible doesn’t specifically mention gambling, but it does talk about the dangers of wanting more than what you can have and coveting what belongs to others. The Lord teaches us that we should be careful how we handle our money and not gamble it away.

If you are someone who struggles with gambling addiction, it is important to seek help from a professional or a support group. There are many resources available to help you overcome your addiction and get your life back on track. It’s also necessary to pray, so God can guide you towards better spending habits.

Before you gamble yourself to financial ruin, you better read these bible verses first:

Hebrews 13:5 NIV

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,

“Never will I leave you;
    never will I forsake you.”

Ecclesiastes 5:10 NIV

Whoever loves money never has enough;
    whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.
    This too is meaningless.

1 Timothy 6:10 NIV

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.

Proverbs 13:11 NIV

Dishonest money dwindles away,
    but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.

1 Corinthians 6:12 NIV

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.

Matthew 6:24 NIV

No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.

Exodus 20:17 NIV

“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”