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Integrity Moments - Dec. 23, 2009

  • 2009 Dec 23


The Biggest Losing Streak 
by Rick Boxx
December 23, 2009

Terrance Watanabe, according to the Wall Street Journal, became CEO of the family business at 20 years old. He never married, and his job consumed him until the business was sold.

With extreme wealth and too much time, Mr. Watanabe began drinking and gambling excessively. In 2007 he gambled and lost $127 million in Las Vegas. He now faces criminal charges and prison for refusing to pay $14 million of his losses.

Ecclesiastes 6:2 teaches, "God gives a man wealth, possessions and honor, so that he lacks nothing his heart desires, but God does not enable him to enjoy them, and a stranger enjoys them instead. This is meaningless, a grievous evil."

If God has blessed you with wealth, I pray that you enjoy it, rather than a stranger.

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