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72 Bible Verses about Self Indulgence
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Among whom also we then all occupied ourselves in the eager desire? of our flesh, doing the wills of the flesh and the thoughts; and were by nature children of wrath, as also the rest.
For such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by specious language and praise completely deceive the hearts of the innocent.
For once we also were unwise disobedient, deceived, being slaves to eager desires and various pleasures, living in vexation and envy, hated, and hating one another.
For speaking excessive things of vanity, they decoy with the eager desires of the flesh, for licentiousness, them having truly escaped from those turned back in error. Promising them liberty, they being servants of corruption: for by whom any is conquered, by him has he been made to serve.
For every thing which in the world, the eager desire of the flesh, and the eager desire of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And if ye have bitter envy and intrigue in your heart, boast not, and lie not against the truth. This is wisdom coming not down from above, but earthly, natural, resembling an evil spirit. For where envy and intrigue, there confusion and every bad deed.
And dogs hard of soul, they knew not fulness; and they are evil, they know not understanding; they all looked to their way, a man to his plunder from his extremity. Come ye, I will take wine, and we will drink strong drink to excess; and the morrow being as this day, the remainder great exceedingly.
And it was in his hearing the words of this oath, and he blessed himself in his heart, saying, Peace shall be to me, if in the hardness of my heart, I shall go to add satiating to thirst:
Whence wars and fights among you? are they not hence, out of your sensual pleasures making war in your members Ye eagerly desire, and have not: ye kill, and are zealous, and cannot succeed: ye fight and wage war, and ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask wickedly that ye might expend upon your sensual pleasures.
And the works of the flesh are manifest, which are; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, licentiousness,
And it will be at the time of the evening, and David will rise from off his bed, and will go upon the roof of the king's house: and he will see from the roof a woman washing herself; and the woman good of aspect exceedingly. And David will send and seek for the woman, and say, Is not this Bath-Sheba, daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David will send messengers and take her: and she will come in to him, and he will lie with her; (and she being consecrated from her uncleanness:) and she will turn back to her house.
And she will bring near to him to eat, and he will lay hold upon her and say, Come lie with me, my sister. And she will say to him, No, my brother, thou shalt not humble me; for so it shall not be done in Israel: thou shalt not do this folly. And I, whither shall I cause my reproach to go? and thou wilt be as one of the foolish in Israel. And now, speak now, to the king, and he will not withhold me from thee.read more.
And he would not hear to her voice; and he will be strong above her, and he will humble her and lie with her.
With adornings I spread my bed, variegated with thread of Egypt I sprinkled my bed with myrrh and aloes and cinnamon. Come, we will be satisfied with loves till the morning: we will rejoice ourselves with loves.
Lest, coming again, my God should humble me with you, and I shall mourn for many of them having sinned before, and not having repented for uncleanness, and fornication, and licentiousness which they committed.
Having eyes full of an adulteress, not ceasing from sin; decoying unstable souls: having a heart exercised with covetousness; children of a curse:
Your gold and silver is become rusty; and their rust shall be for a witness to you, and shall eat your flesh as fire. Ye have gathered up treasures in the last days. Behold, the hire of laborers having reaped your farms, withheld by you, cries out, and the cries of the reapers have entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have led a luxurious life upon the earth, and have rioted in luxury; ye have nourished your hearts, as in the day of slaughter.
And I shall see in the plunder a wide cloak of Shinar, a good one, and two hundred shekels of silver and one tongue of gold of fifty shekels from its weight, and I shall desire them, and shall take them, and behold them hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.
And his sons went not in his way, and they will incline after plunder, and they will take a gift, and they will turn away from judgment.
For thine eyes and thy heart not but for thy plunder and for guiltless blood to pour out, and for oppression and for running, to do.
Who no longer having had feeling delivered themselves to licentiousness, to the work of all uncleanness in overreaching.
Therefore God delivered them to the suffering of ignominy: for also their females changed the natural use into that against generation: Likewise also males, leaving the natural use of the female, were set on fire in their longing for one another; males with males working deformity, and the retribution which was needed receiving in themselves for their erring. And as they chose not to have God in knowledge, God delivered them to an adulterated purpose, to do things not fitting;read more.
Having been filled with all injustice, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, badness; full of envy, slaughter, strife, deceit, malignity, Whisperers, slanderers, odious to God, abusers of power, proud, tumultuous, inventors of injuries, disobedient to parents, Destitute of understanding, unsteady, devoid of natural affection, implacable, merciless:
And this know, that in the last days difficult times shall interpose. For men shall be self-lovers, lovers of money, boastful, proud, slandering, disobedient to parents, unthankful, wicked, Devoid of natural affection, not observing treaties, accusers, ungoverned, wild, not loving the good,read more.
Traitors, rash, haughty, devoted to pleasure more than loving God;
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my stores, and build greater; and there will I collect all my produce and my good things. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years; rest, eat, drink, be gladdened. And God said to him, O foolish one, this night they require thy soul from thee: and what thou hast prepared, to whom shall it be?read more.
So he treasuring up for himself, and not rich toward God.
A man of poverty loving joy: he loving wine and oil shall not be rich.
For the drunkard and the squanderer shall be dispossessed: and slumber shall clothe with rags.
And not many days after, having gathered all things, the younger son went abroad into a far-off country, and there disposed his property, living in a profligate manner. And having spent all things, a powerful famine was in that country; and he began to be in want. And having gone, he was joined to one of the citizens of that country; and he sent him into the fields to feed swine.read more.
And he eagerly desired to fill his belly with the fruits of the horntree which the swine ate: and none gave to him.
And wherefore, my son, wilt thou wander with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger? For before the eyes of Jehovah are the ways of man, and he makes level all his tracks.
Whose end destruction, whose God the belly, and their glory in shame, having in mind earthly things.)
At the end of twelve months in the temple of the kingdom of Babel, he was going about The king answered and said, Is not this great Babel, that I built it for the house of the kingdom by the strength of my power, and for the honor of my majesty? Yet the word in the king's mouth, a voice from the heavens fell to thee, being said, O Nebuchadnezzar the king, the kingdom passed away from thee:read more.
And from men driving thee out, and with beasts of the open field thy dwelling: and they shall feed to thee the grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee till that thou shalt know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and to whom he will, he will give it
Hear this word, ye heifers of Bashan, which are upon the mountain of Shomeron, oppressing the poor, breaking in pieces the needy, saying to their lords, Bring, and we will drink. The Lord Jehovah sware by his holiness, that behold, the days coming upon you and he took you away with hooks, and your last part with thorns of the fish.
Lying upon beds of ivory, and stretching out upon their couches, and eating the lambs from the flock, and the calves from the midst of the stall. Prating upon the mouth of the lyre, as David they invented to them instruments of music; Drinking wine in vases, and they will anoint with the chief of ointments: and they were not grieved for the breaking of Joseph.read more.
For this now shall they be carried away captive with the head of those carried away captive, and the shouting a those poured forth was removed.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years; rest, eat, drink, be gladdened. And God said to him, O foolish one, this night they require thy soul from thee: and what thou hast prepared, to whom shall it be?
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup, and the side dish of sweet-meats, and within they are full of pillage and bad mixture.
And be ye not conformed to this life, but be transformed by the renovation of your mind, for you to prove what the good, and the pleasing, and the perfected will of God.
(Touch not; neither taste; neither shouldest thou handle; Which are all for corruption in the using;) according to the commands and doctrines of men? Which things truly are having the word of wisdom in worship according to one's will, and humility, and prodigality of the body; not in any honour to satisfying the flesh.
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not consideration for the flesh, for the passions.
And they of Christ have crucified the flesh with the passions and desires.
For the grace of God who saves, was manifested to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and eager worldly desires, we should live discreetly, and justly, and religiously, in the time now;
For they being according to the flesh mind things of the flesh; and they according to the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
And I say, Walk in Spirit, and complete not the desire of the flesh.
As children of obedience, not as formerly conforming yourselves to eager desire in your ignorance:
That no more to the eager desires of men, but to the will of God, should he live the remaining time in the flesh.
For this is the will of God, your consecration, that ye should keep away from fornication: For each of you to know how to possess his vessel in consecration and honour; Not in the passion of eager desire, as also the nations not knowing God:
Thou shalt not labor to become rich: cease from thy wisdom.
And every one contending for the prize, has self command in all things. These surely therefore that they might receive a corruptible crown; and we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, as not uncertainly; so practise I pugilism, as not laying stripes upon air: But I give my body a blow under the eyes, and reduce to bondage: lest having proclaimed to others, I myself be rejected.
And the end of all has drawn near: be ye therefore of sound mind, and live abstemiously in prayers.
And in knowledge self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience devotion;
Therefore kill your members that are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
And Daniel will set up upon his heart that he will not be defiled with the dainties of the king, and with the wine of his drinking: and he will seek from the chief of the eunuchs that he shall not defile himself.
But I say to you, That every one seeing a woman, to eagerly desire her, has already committed adultery with her, in his heart. And if thine eye give thee cause of offence, take it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members be destroyed, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.
Dearly beloved, I beseech as sojourners and strangers, to keep off from fleshly passions, which war against the soul;
For ye were called to liberty brethren; only not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but through love serve ye one another.
All things are lawful to me, but all are not profitable: all things are lawful to me, but all build not the house. Let none seek his own, but each another's.
Nothing by hired labor, or vainglory; but in lowliness the leaders hold each other above themselves. Look ye each not on the things of themselves, but also each the things of others.
When the needy shall be among thee, from one of thy brethren, in one of thy gates in thy land which Jehovah thy God gave to thee, thou shalt not harden thy heart, and thou shalt not shut thy hand from thy needy brother. For opening, thou shalt open thy hand to him, and lending, thou shalt lend him a sufficiency for his want which he shall want
And Zaccheus having stood, said to the Lord, Behold, the half of my possessions, Lord, I give to the poor; and if I have made any false accusation against any one, I give back fourfold.
- Ambition, negative aspects of
- Coveting, prohibition of
- Knowing God's Will
- Living For The Material
- Living Not For The Material
- Pleasure Seekers
- Sanctification, Means And Results
- Self Denial
- Self Discipline