“The first Step to Spiritual sobriety: Stop being a hypocrite!”

“Rejoice in the Lord always… Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7

When you hear the old saying, “there is nothing new under the sun believe it!” So called forward-thinking Christians would have some believe that the sin of addiction only touches the lives of the unsaved? Not so!

Furthermore, they promote false ideology by suggesting that one carnal enslavement is worse others. This ideology couldn’t be further from the truth.

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8

In the above referenced verse, Peter drives home a point about sobriety. He warns us to be sober mind, so that we may see the adversary coming. This verse is not about whether one has a glass of wine, or doesn’t drink at all. Instead, be mindful of your surroundings. To see what encircles you is one thing, examining the make-up with a sober mind is something else.

In the eyes of the Lord, “all sin manifested of a desire to achieve gratification from the flesh disappoints Jesus.”

Sobriety is necessary to make sound decisions, and when life-changing behavior is in order, amends need making, that can only happen as a result of sound thinking.

All of us have fallen short, are imperfect, and always in need of rescue. Whether we’re talking about serial cheaters, drug addicts, child molesters, racists, or spouse abusers, in God’s eyes, “sin is sin!” Sure, people parse it, try to distinguish,m and quantify one from another, but at the end of the day any type of wrong amounts to sin.

Understanding the difference between judging, acknowledging, and advocating corrective action is critical in our walk. Believers must resist any inkling to cherry-pick sin, for the purpose of hiding or denying one’s own.

The Bible tells us that sin or addiction is that righteousness, peace, salvation, or sobriety all comes from reorienting yourself with spirit, rather than “pleasures of the flesh.” 1 John 3:8 says, “Walk by the Spirit and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”

The above Scripture is proof that all sin manifested of a want to achieve gratification from the flesh disappoints Jesus.


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