"If I Win the Lottery"

by Allen Cantrell


“If I win the lottery I’ll tithe on it.” A woman actually told me that years ago. I remember telling her a few reasons I could think of at that moment why God was really not honored by her playing the lottery. She basically shrugged off everything I said and assured me that she would honor the Lord with her winnings.


I remember thinking how easy it is to hypothetically give hypothetical money at some future, hypothetical time.


This woman was not even close to being consistent in her attendance, and I suspect her giving was probably even worse than that.  I quoted for her the short but pointed couplet:

“It’s not what you’d do with the million, if the million were your lot;

It’s what you’re doing in the present, with the dollar and the quarter you’ve got.”


Luke 16:10 says, “He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.”

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