On Friday the jackpot had increased to USD 640 million. Everyone was hoping to get their hands on some of the winnings.
At the Valero station on South Paint Street, store manager Edna Felts said they’ve tripled their sales this week and expect to do well today as the 11 p.m. drawing nears. Store employee Ciera Kuhn said she also has seen a lot of first-time lottery buyers.
“They’re asking how to play and how to pick the numbers,” she said.
Kuhn said she doesn’t usually play, but plans to buy a ticket for tonight’s drawing.
Source: Chill Cother Gazette
They dance around the lotto bong, has given the dance around the golden calf in Sinai a modern day parallel.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’
Jesus was blunt in his teachings about money.
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
The Jewish leaders were not interested to believe in a just Jew as their Messiah. They rather wanted to live under occupation and suppression of the emperor of Rome. Whom they served.
But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!” “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered.
If you bought the lotto bong yesterday, you have corrupted yourself and have become worldly. You also desire to be the owner of the Golden calf, a slave to sin and the “gambling Caesar”.
Written by Ivar