The devil is a skilful foe who has picked experiences in dealing with men from the fall of man till now. He will do everything possible to make the bad look good and the good, bad. When he tempted Jesus in Luke 4, he revealed that power and wealth of the world has been handed to him, and that he can give it to anyone he chooses (Luke 4:6). So, he has established many opportunities on earth by which he can corruptibly make men wealthy, and betting is one of them.
Jesus unravels the original manifesto of Satan and his cohorts in John 10:10. The snare of the destroyer is to steal, kill and execute his last deadly mission-to destroy. Betting looks like a system to enrich people, but the devil’s strategy is to push men into poverty, kill them in poverty and destroy them in hell as poor miserable souls. How many people have become world renowned billionaires through betting? How many rich men in Ghana have a betting story to tell the next generation, as in how they became who they are? But thanks be to God, we are not ignorant of his devices. As you read this piece, make a conscious effort to work hard and trust God for financial breakthrough, for the blessings of the Lord, makes a person rich, and He adds no sorrow with it (Proverbs 10:22 NLT).