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17 Bible Verses about Addiction
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Promising them freedom, they themselves are slaves to depravity, for a person is a slave to whatever conquers him.
Jesus answered them, "Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, that everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.
No temptation has overtaken you that is unusual for human beings. But God is faithful, and he will not allow you to be tempted beyond your strength. Instead, along with the temptation he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to endure it.
Ministers, too, must be serious. They must not be two-faced, addicted to wine, or greedy for money.
He must not drink excessively or be a violent person, but instead be gentle. He must not be argumentative or love money.
But now I am writing to you to stop associating with any so-called brother if he is sexually immoral, greedy, an idolater, a slanderer, a drunk, or a robber. You must even stop eating with someone like that.
Because an overseer is God's servant manager, he must be blameless. He must not be arrogant or irritable. He must not drink too much, be a violent person, or make money in shameful ways.
And never bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.'
I am speaking in simple terms because of the frailty of your human nature. Just as you once offered the parts of your body as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater disobedience, so now, in the same way, you must offer the parts of your body as slaves to righteousness that leads to sanctification. For when you were slaves of sin, you were "free" as far as righteousness was concerned.
For I have often told you, and now tell you even with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of the Messiah. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame. Their minds are set on worldly things.