For Goodness Sake, Stay Out of the Casino

Be prepared to clench your fist, shake your head in amazement, shed a tear, and smile with amusement as you journey down the author’s bumpy road in trying to follow Christ and overcome his weakness: a gambling addiction. What is your weakness?

Journey with me, stay in the fight. “Let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9).

The devil is the tempter, and we have free will to choose which path we will follow. Following sure seems easier for some than others, doesn’t it? Or maybe they just harden their heart and conceal it better.

“[He] beat his chest in sorrow saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you that person, rather than the other went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted” (Luke 18:13–14).


--Scott D. Wise