If you go to the casino to find fulfillment and play craps, you’ll find when the dice are rolled, there are a possibility of 64 combinations for which you desire the outcome to be a 7 or 11 or snake eyes, depending on how you’ve placed your bets.
The roulette wheel gives gamblers odds from even money to 35 to 1 depending on how players want to place their bets.
But when it comes to life, and life everlasting, gambling becomes very high stakes.
Lady luck is totally eliminated.
That’s the good news.
That’s the promise.
Here in Psalm one, we learn about one man who is righteous and good by God’s standards and judgment and what the outcome of his life will be...it will prosper.
Here in Psalm one, we also learn about the opposite…the man who is not righteous or good by God’s standards and judgment, and what the outcome of his life will be...it will perish.
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