Suffering from addiction and being a Christian at the same time, can make you feel weak in your faith. How can a person be both? Recognizing your sin and knowing that you need a Savior is just one aspect to being saved. The power of addiction can be overcome if you are willing to accept it. Here is a look at some good Bible verses for drug addicts to remember.
“Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,” | Ephesians 5:19-20
“All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.” | 1 Corinthians 6:12
“And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,” | Ephesians 5:18
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” | Matthew 6:13
“Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:” | Proverbs 23:20
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” | 1 Peter 5:8
“But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” | Romans 13:14
“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” | 1 Corinthians 6:18
“For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life. Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? So he that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.” | Proverbs 6:26-29
“For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,” | Hebrews 10:26
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” | Philippians 4:13
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” | John 8:36
“Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” | 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” | Romans 6:16
“Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.Neither yield ye your members [as] instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members [as] instruments of righteousness unto God.For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.” | Romans 6:12-14
“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” | Galatians 5:19-21
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” | 1 Corinthians 10:13
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” | 2 Corinthians 5:17
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” | Proverbs 20:1
“Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!” | Isaiah 5:11
Here is a slideshow capturing some of the best Bible verses from the Gospel of John. These words are focused on receiving salvation by grace. With some faith, you can continue to grow in your relationship with Him.
Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.