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Helpful Scripture for those with Addiction

Almost every human being suffers from some kind of addiction, and the list is almost endless: food, TV, video games, shopping, working, sweets, etc., and then the more destructive addictions of alcohol, smoking, sex, drugs and gambling. All addictions interfere with our relationships, whether the relationship is with God or with other human beings. In the worst case scenario, addictions can destroy the physical health or mental well-being of those who suffer from them. Therefore, it is important that we use every spiritual weapon available to overcome them because the disposition to addiction is alive in our DNA and is exceedingly strong.

Satan dared three times to tempt Jesus, and each time our savior replied, ‘It is written’ and then Jesus quoted the bible to refute the devil in each instance. By this example, Jesus demonstrated to us that one of the most powerful weapons against Satan’s temptation is Holy Scripture. Below are some biblical quotations that you might use in times of temptation, and we hope they will strengthen you when you are in need:

1.) ‘I am the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ his son.’

2.) ‘All things are lawful for me, but not everything is good for me; all things are permissible, but I will not become the slave of anything or be brought under its control.’

3.) ‘I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me.’

4.) ‘In all these things we are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ who first loved us.’

5.) ‘It is not by bread alone that man survives, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’

6.) ‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil because you are with me.’

7.) ‘Get thee behind me, Satan.’

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