Ultimately this verse is not about gambling. It is about the sovereignty of God. It is a reminder that “luck” is a pagan concept. Luck says that God is not involved. Grace and blessings say that God is involved.
I face circumstances in my life that I cannot change. We all do. Often we tend to beat ourselves up over them or ignore them. It could be something as moral free as being left handed in a world of right handed scissors. It could be as tragic as being born without a key body part. It could be somewhere in between. God knows all that. There comes a time when we need the wisdom to accept what we can’t change, quit complaining, stop making excuses and work with what we have. In the words of this verse, “cease” (put an end NASB) (7673a) the “contentions” (strife NASB) (4066).
David put it this way, here in two translations.
(Psalms 46:10 KJV) Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
(Psalms 46:10 NAS77) "Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."So? Work hard. Play hard. Do it without stress. Enjoy the serendipitous life. It is a lot to ask, I know.