The lottery sells false hopes of getting rich easily from just a dollar, to the earthly and weak minded, where a selective elite (the operators) always benefit and an occasional few “winners” are paraded before the cameras to keep hyping their false hope. I guess it’s not surprising that Government runs it.
There is no lottery for wisdom. It must be sought out diligently, worked for arduously, and often cost you everything, even your very self, yet the reward is eternal and grander than you can imagine.
“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Jesus (Matthew 6:19-21)
“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” – Paul, the Apostle (1st Corinthians 2:8)
“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” – Solomon (Proverbs 4:7)
There’s a place where every would-be treasure hunter can go daily and dig, with the guarantee of not only finding treasure every time, but also not having human thieves lying in wait to take it away. Why? Because thieves have no idea where this place is, and even if you told them they wouldn’t recognize it’s value.
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