Addiction

Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. Hosea 4:11 KJV

Controlling addictions are demeaning and destructive. The spirits behind them are mercilous.

I had a friend who was addicted to eating. Not being bulimic or anorexic, he was extremely overweight. While sharing a meal one evening he broke down into tears and said, “I don’t know what to do. I don’t eat to live, I live to eat”. Unfortunately it took his life much too early.

Addictions come in many forms but all are designed to steal, kill, and destroy the abundant life that Jesus came to provide for you.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I [Jesus] am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10 KJV

As one delivered alcohol abuse, chain smoking, and pornography, I can assure you that living without addictions is far better than living controlled by them.

Before you buy in to the modernist and emergent church doctrines of hyper-grace living consider the dangers inherent in them.

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Proverbs 20:1 KJV

Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Proverbs 23:29‭-‬32 KJV


Teachable

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.  Proverbs 12:15 KJV

It’s amazing how many people are so locked in to what they think that they won’t even consider godly counsel.

God has given His immutable (unchangeable) Word (the Bible)  to mankind so that man can know the counsel of God and learn righteousness thereby.

To ignore the counsel of the wise is to fly headlong into the snare of the fowler (the devil).

Be yielded and teachable in the things of God. Beware of false prophets and those wise in their own eyes. The Bible is the final authority on all things.


The Fool

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http://bible.com/1/mat.20.28.KJV

It’s April Fool’s Day.

The Bible, in other words, God, says the the fool is one who refuses to acknowledge Jesus as Savior and Lord. To acknowledge His Lordship is to die to self, put on Christ, and live a life of service to Him.

the fool says in his heart, There is no God.

Jesus came to minister and to give His life as a ransom so that we might nor perish, but have eternal life. As professing Christians we are fools to think that we are not called to the same life of sacrificial service.

The fool lives for themselves. Don’t be one. Be one of the wise who builds upon a sure foundation of willing, obedient service to the Lord and for the benefit of others.

Your eternal destiny depends on it.