This just in: LottoMax is apparently giving away a record prize of $55 MILLION! That’s a lot of money! It’s a topic that’s been on the minds of many people.
The local Christian radio station in Edmonton, 105.9 Shine FM, recently asked a very thought-provoking question: Is it wrong for Christians to play the lottery?
As soon as I saw that question, I immediately had a response. Everyone’s opinions are different– that’s what makes life interesting– and these are just my personal thoughts.
“I’m a Christian, and I help my dad check his lottery tickets all the time. This is just my opinion, but I don’t think it’s a huge problem if a Christian plays the lottery. I can see some people having different opinions about it, but I don’t really think it’s a big deal. Whether I help check the tickets or not (I can’t really participate in the lottery because I’m under 18), Jesus still loves me regardless.
I think it’s really about an individual’s personal relationship with God. So if a Christian wants to participate in the lottery, they can if they want to. However, if an individual is using gambling to fulfill a desire, to achieve a “temporary high” in their life (and the feeling IS only temporary), they’re probably looking for more to satisfy them. I agree with what someone on Shine FM’s Facebook page said; if you look to Jesus, he will fulfill all your desires. It’s just like that Stacie Orrico song, “(There’s Gotta Be) More To Life“.”
What are your thoughts?