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Theasaurus: Sobriety

5 Bible Verses about Sobriety

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Sobriety » Being sober

Proverbs 23:31

Do not look upon the wine when it is red, when it gives its colour in the cup, it goes down smoothly.

Sobriety » Who should be sober

Proverbs 31:4-7

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor is beer for princes lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give beer unto him that is ready to perish and wine unto those that have heavy hearts. read more.
They drink and forget their need and remember their misery no more.

1 Timothy 3:1-11

The Word is faithful, If anyone desires the office of a bishop, , he desires a difficult ministry. It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous; read more.
one that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all integrity; (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the congregation of God?) not a novice, lest being puffed up, he fall into judgment of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of those who are outside lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise the deacons must be honest, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of dishonest gain; holding the mystery of the faith together with a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them minister, if they are blameless. The wives likewise are to be honest, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.

Titus 2:1-12

But speak thou the things which are expedient unto sound doctrine, that the aged men be temperate, venerable, prudent, sound in faith, in charity, in tolerance. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becomes holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of honesty; read more.
that they may teach the young women to be prudent, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be temperate, chaste, good housekeepers, subject to their own husbands, that the word of God not be blasphemed. Young men likewise exhort to be temperate; in all things showing thyself as an example of good works, in doctrine showing integrity, seriousness, purity, sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that the adversary may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. Exhort slaves to be subject to their own masters and to please them well in all things; not contradicting; not defrauding, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live temperately, righteously, and godly in this present world;

Sobriety » Required in » All saints

Sobriety » Commanded

Sobriety » Motives to

Sobriety » With watchfulness

Sobriety » Required in » God's servants

1 Timothy 3:2-3

It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous;

Sobriety » Required in » Ministers

1 Timothy 3:2-3

It is expedient, therefore, that the bishop be blameless, the husband of only one wife, vigilant, temperate, of worldly affections mortified, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, not hurtful, not greedy of dishonest gain, but gentle, not contentious, not covetous;

Sobriety » Required in » Wives of ministers

Sobriety » Women should exhibit, in dress

Sobriety » The gospel designed to teach

Titus 2:11-12

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live temperately, righteously, and godly in this present world;

Sobriety » Motive for

Sobriety » We should estimate our character and talents with

Romans 12:3

Therefore I say through the grace given unto me, to all those that are among you not to obtain more knowledge than is prudent to know, but to obtain knowledge with temperance, each one according to the measure of faith that God has dealt.

Sobriety » With prayer

Sobriety » We should live in

Sobriety » Required in » Young women

Sobriety » Required in » Young men

Titus 2:6

Young men likewise exhort to be temperate;

Sobriety » Required in » Aged men

Sobriety » Required in » Wives of servants of God