After a few “winning” tickets have claimed prize money from millions who donated their ticket money out of their limited funds, it would be good to review what a Wise Man has said. “An inheritance gained hastily at the beginning Will not be blessed at the end” (Proverbs 20:21 NKJV). The faster we get it, the quicker it leaves. The list of “The Wealthiest People in America” seldom, if ever, includes a lottery winner! “Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, But he who gathers by labor will increase” (Proverbs 13:11 NKJV). A good, steady job is worth more than dishonest gain. “Wealth makes many friends, But the poor is separated from his friend” (Proverbs 19:4 NKJV). Friends, relatives, riotous living, and “good causes” rain from the sky upon lottery winners, because many will help you spend what they don’t have! Truly, “riches are not forever” (Proverbs 27:24 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.