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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6106 addiction
6106 addiction

6106 addiction

The devotion of a person to something, whether sin in general or food, alcohol or wealth in particular, so as to become dependent upon it. A person will never be satisfied in such a state of slavery. The answer to addiction is self-control through the resources of the new life in Christ.

Addiction is the consequence of sin

2Pe 2:19 See also Jn 8:34

Addiction to food, alcohol or drugs is to become dependent upon them

Php 3:18-19 See also Isa 5:11; Isa 28:7-8; Isa 56:12; Tit 2:3

Addiction to wealth is to be controlled by it

Mk 10:21-22 pp Lk 18:22-23 See also Mt 26:14-16 pp Mk 14:10-11 pp Lk 22:3-6; Ac 16:19; Ac 24:26; 2Pe 2:15

Addiction never satisfies

Addiction to sinful habits does not satisfy Ro 6:20-21

Addiction to food, alcohol or drugs does not satisfy Ecc 6:7 See also Pr 20:1; Pr 21:17; Pr 23:20-21,29-35; Hos 4:10-11 pp Mt 19:21-22

Addiction to wealth does not satisfy Ecc 5:10 See also 1Ti 6:9-10; Jas 5:1-3

The answer to addiction: self-control through the new life in Christ

Pr 23:1-4; Ro 6:6-7,11-14 See also Pr 25:16; Ro 6:16-19; Ro 8:12-15; 1Co 6:12; 1Co 9:27; Gal 5:22-23

See also

4434drinking
4544wine
5775abuse
5866gluttony
5939satisfaction
6020sin
7446slavery
8224dependence
8339self-control
8475self-denial
8808riches

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