Should Christians Play The Stock Market?

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Hi S____,
Thank you for your questions.
There certainly is no sin in playing cards if it is not to the exclusion of our Lord.

1Co 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
1Co 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

Nothing in this world is to possess the throne of our hearts but Christ.
It is not the place of any “overseer of the flock” to try to dominate the faith of another believer. It is the place of an overseer to be a “helper of your joy.”

2Co 1:24 Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

When I was a child and a young adult it was common for the evening news to say something like this quite often: ‘The stock market turned sharply downward today as profit takers took advantage of a rising stock market.’ For some reason you never hear those words any longer. I doubt that the profit takers have left the stock market. More likely they just have enough influence to have the media to change their way of reporting.
It really is not for me to make your decision on these matters, but you have asked me, and I will give you a couple of scriptures to consider. I don’t write these things. I just quote them:

Pro 23:4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
Pro 23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for [ riches] certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
1Co 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1Pe 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

I pray that I have said something that will be of help to you.

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