God's man is not a gambler

Years ago, a friend of mine became an officer in the United States Army Air Corps. He had won his wings and commission at the age of twenty.

Soon he and his newly formed crew were winging their way to England from the United States. As the trip in their large bomber would take several hours, a few of the crew members decided to play cards. A poker game commenced, and he joined in. He had always enjoyed the game as a youngster, playing for fun. But this time it was for money.

By the time the flight was over he had won a large sum. This was pleasing to him. After landing, some of the crew told him of a dice game going on in a nearby barracks. He joined them, entered the game, and in a few minutes had lost all his previous winnings! Then the temptation came to continue by using his own savings. He wisely resisted this thought and left.

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March 25, 1996

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