WHY CHILDREN OF GOD CANNOT INVOLVE IN BETTING, LOTTO OR LOTTERY
-THOUGH THEY ARE LEGAL BUT THEY ARE ACTS OF COVETOUSNESS
Football betting, lotto or lottery is all about gambling. The word gamble means “to risk something of value on an outcome that depends on chance.” God’s blessing does not depend on chance, when people begin to seek for money by involving in activities like gambling, then there is a demon of covetousness behind that.
Any activity that involves gambling is ungodly because gambling is not part of the system of God, but covetousness which is unduly desire to get money, gain wealth through a short-cut means – a product without process of production. Playing the lottery as a get-rich-quick scheme is statistically futile, and it focuses the lottery player on the temporary riches of this world (see Proverbs 23:5). The fact is, God wants people to earn their money honestly by working hard: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10). We ought to gain wealth through diligence, as a gift from the Lord: “Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth” (Proverbs 10:4).
Gamblers, including players of the lottery, typically covet money and the things that money can buy. God forbids covetousness.