Gambling - Scripture

Live holy and godly lives

Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, [it is clear] what sort of people you should be in holy conduct and godliness.

2 Peter 3:11 (HCSB)

Turn my eyes away

Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless;

Ps. 119:37a (HCSB)

Enjoy life, but you will be judged on the choices you made

Rejoice, young man, while you are young, and let your heart be glad in the days of your youth. And walk in the ways of your heart and in the sights of your eyes; but know that for all of these things God will bring you to judgment.

Ecclesiastes 11:9 (HCSB)

Throw away your idols to avoid God’s wrath

I also said to them: Each of you must throw away the detestable things that are before your eyes and not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt. I am the LORD your God. But they rebelled against Me and were unwilling to listen to Me. None of them threw away the detestable things that were before their eyes, and they did not forsake the idols of Egypt. So I considered pouring out My wrath on them, exhausting My anger against them within the land of Egypt.

Ezekiel 20:7-8 (HCSB)

You get your way … temporarily

Therefore God delivered them over in the cravings of their hearts to sexual impurity, so that their bodies were degraded among themselves.

Romans 1:24 (HCSB)

This is not our home

Dear friends, I urge you as aliens and temporary residents to abstain from fleshly desires that war against you.

1 Peter 2:11 (HCSB)

Arm yourselves

– in order to live the remaining time in the flesh, no longer for human desires, but for God's will. For there has already been enough time spent in doing the will of the pagans: carrying on in unrestrained behavior, evil desires, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and lawless idolatry.

1 Peter 4:2-3 (HCSB)


Do not covet your neighbor's house. Do not covet your neighbor's wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor

Exodus 20:17 (HCSB)

Do honest work

The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.

Ephesians 4:28 (HCSB)

Avoid evil

Stay away from every form of evil.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 (HCSB)

Consider what you pursue

Such are the paths of all who pursue gain dishonestly; it takes the lives of those who profit from it.

Proverbs 1:19 (HCSB)

What is your future?

The one who profits dishonestly troubles his household, but the one who hates bribes will live.


Trust in the Lord

Commit your activities to the LORD and your plans will be achieved.

Proverbs 16:3 (HCSB)

Refuse to slack off

A slacker's craving will kill him because his hands refuse to work. He is filled with craving all day long, but the righteous give and don't hold back.

Proverbs 21:25-26 (HCSB)

A stumbling block

It is a noble thing not to eat meat, or drink wine, or do anything that makes your brother stumble.

Romans 14:21 (HCSB)

Providing for your family

Now if anyone does not provide for his own relatives, and especially for his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

1 Timothy 5:8 (HCSB)

The love of money

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.

1 Timothy 6:10 (HCSB)