6050. There's no fix for a problem you won't acknowledge. JG
As you are
When talking to a group of addicts about the spiritual life, many things have to be debunked and other things set in order to lay out a recovery plan. Explaining my encourage, edify, and exhort method of discipleship as coming from Scripture, I challenge the men to give the Bible top priority in their lives. As always, there is at least one person in my class who knows Scripture and appears to be a believer. That tells me that having a relationship with God did not prevent them from substance abuse.
Ever since I was expected to include chemical dependency in my subject material, I've used Ephesians 5:18 to equate alcohol and drug abuse with sin. While I may not be tempted to do drugs, I am constantly tempted to sin making me a recovering addict just like them. In a sense, we should all put whatever sin we embrace, into one basket, take it to God, seek forgiveness and ask for help in resisting temptation. Of course, those who've never known the peace of God will seldom seek it. And until they seek it, they will never know it.
Thank You, God, for grace that is greater than my sin.
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