And in his final words
I found an ace that I could keep
Now that ace is a mirage that will only prove to be illusionary in the young gambler’s life. Now if there is a different meaning here, it would be that the young man now has learned not to follow the path of the old gambler. If we can learn from the tragic lives of others, then we are far ahead of the game.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.
Brothers, join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.
Give it some thought.