Tuesday, October 07, 2008

A No-Win Retirement Plan

The New York times reports that of the 42 states with lotteries, at least 29 reported increased sales in their most recent fiscal year. Of those 29, at least 22 set sales records. (NYTIMES.COM 9.12.08)

I thought this was an interesting fact. The economy is having problems, the stock market is going lower, and people are spending more money on lotto tickets. I guess the dream of get rich quick is still alive and well.

What does that tell you about people? What does it tell you about what they trust in? Even people of faith pray over choosing the right numbers on their power-ball ticket. Hmmm...

Sure, I'd love to win the lottery. But I'm told that to win I have to play first. I guess I'll have to invest in a different retirement plan

2 comments:

Prodigal said...

Prayer over lottery, that is funny. I think one of the most serious problems with the church is that we have a large section of people who are really disillusioned when it comes to the soverignty of God in the life of the believer, and this due to biblical illiteracy. Unfortunatley, this misconception lends itself to the support and continuation of prosperity theology at home and abroad.

Great post...

Brad Lewis said...

Thanks Prodigal. Your input is valued.