I know I am very clear in my love for God and my thankfulness for how He is always with us. I know that every step of my way is in Him and because of Him and for Him. I expect my friends to know where I stand on issues and not push them with me. So what do I do when someone I love dearly tells me she is doing something that does not sit right with me?
I know it could be worse. She could be back to her old ways. She could be doing any number of things that are, as a whole, more offensive to me than this. But, I have been taught that no one sin is worse than any other in God’s eyes. So, while I would definitely say something to a friend who was getting ready to steal or murder, should I say the same about a friend who is starting to increase how much she gambles?
Honestly, I do not know much about how online sports betting sites work. However, I do know that so many people bet money that they do not have and use it to try to get more instead of just paying their bills.
So what would you do? Would you mind your own business as some would call it? Or, would you try to gently explain to her that gambling may not be in her best interests. I suppose it does not help my cause much that she won $400 the first time she played. It is difficult to tell someone who has won that what she is doing is not good for her.
I think that I should make it clear that I believe she is wrong, but not stand in judgment of her. I would probably do better to stop and pray about her issue.