I had a discussion with a friend at school, who claimed to be a Christian, about playing the lottery. I told him it is wrong. He asked me to show him from the bible why it is wrong. What verses would I use to prove that it is wrong?
There is little doubt that playing the lottery is the outcome of the lust to possess, which is covetousness. Here are a few Scriptures:
"Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have” Hebrews 13:5
"..and covetousness, which is idolatry” Colossians 3:5
“…but godliness with contentment is great gain” 1 Timothy 6:6
"For the love of money is the root of every; which some having aspired after, have wandered from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows. “ 1Timothy 6:10