If we allow the Bible to reveal the unseen spiritual realities behind addictions, we suddenly realise that addictions are more than self-destructive behaviours. They are violations of God’s laws: his laws that call us to avoid drunkenness and immoderate self-indulgence (Romans 13:13), his law that calls us to love others (1 John 4:7), and his law that calls us to live for him rather than ourselves (1 Corinthians 10:31). This means that addiction is more about someone’s relationship with God than it is about biology. It reveals our allegiances: what we want, what we love, whom and what we serve. It brings us to that all-important question, will you live for the fulfilment of your desires or for God?
The Addiction Connection website
Divine Intervention: Hope and Help for Families of Addicts [Good Neighbours] [Amazon Kindle]
Addiction-Proof Parenting: Biblical Prevention Strategies [Good Neighbours] [Amazon Kindle]
The Heart of Addiction: A Biblical Perspective [Amazon Kindle]
Eating Disorders: Hope for Hungering Souls [Good Neighbours] [Amazon Kindle]
How Not to Raise an Addict: Biblical Prevention Strategies [Good Neighbours]