- Proverbs 23:29-35 Sets Forth Practical Reasons For Not Becoming Subdued By Sin:
-It results in great sorrow, distress, and anxiety.
-It causes contentions, groaning, anger, bitterness, and weariness.
-It ensnares people/takes over their lives. Thus, we can deduce that Addiction is a craving that is simply impossible to satisfy. This is the underlying reason for it correctly being deemed futile.
-Addiction Perverts our sense of perception, judgement, and reality.
-Addiction distorts our sense of morality. It perverts holy conduct. It destroys good character.
- The Apostles Rightly Commanded That We Literally Flee From Evil. Consider, For Example,:
-What Paul said in regard to sexual desire outside a marriage framework:
"Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body." (1 Corinthians 6:18)
-What John said in regard to things that take the place of God in our daily lives:
"Little children, guard yourselves from idols." (1 John 5:21)
- Let Us Put To Death The Deeds Of The Flesh Through The Transforming Power Of The Holy Spirit: