Friday, November 11, 2022

Pastor's Ponderings, November 11, 2022

We Have Already Won The Eternal Lottery!


Amelia Josephson wrote an article in the October 2, 2022, SmartAsset website entitled, “The Economics of the Lottery in the U.S.” She wrote, “In 2021, Americans spent $105.26 billion on lottery tickets, making it the most popular form of gambling. That’s more than the total spending on music, books, sports teams, movies, and video games combined.”


Clearly the American public enjoys taking chances with a very low possibility of winning.  But God wants everyone to know that we all have a guaranteed chance of winning with Him.  In fact, he already paid the price of His Son so that we don’t have to risk our assets (John 3:16).  He has already given us everything that pertains unto life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). Unlike the lottery, He gives riches and adds no sorrow with it (Proverbs 10:22).  


We don’t have to go to the store for a lottery ticket and treasure it until the winnings are announced.  He has promised us a mansion in heaven (John 14:2).  We have residence in a city that man’s hands have not created and the street of God’s city is paved with gold (Revelation 21:21).

Let’s not worry about winnings that perish. We have the promise of eternal life to enjoy Him and to worship Him always. Remember we are eternal winners with God!


John 3:16

New International Version

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.


2 Peter 1:3

New International Version

3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.


Proverbs 10:22

New International Version

22 The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.


John 14:2

King James Version

2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.


Revelation 21:21

New International Version

21 The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass.








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