6 Must-Read Bible Verses About Addiction

Many Christians deal with addiction throughout their life.  In fact, many people find God through recovery from addiction!  We wanted to pull together a list of bible verses about addiction that we hope will keep you out of dark times and draw you closer to God.

Bible Verses About Addiction

  1. 1 John 2:16
    • For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
  2. 1 Corinthians 10:13
    • No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
  3. 1 Peter 5:8
    • Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
  4. Matthew 6:13
    • And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
  5. Romans 8:5-6
    • Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
  6. Colossians 3:5
    • Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

We have more to come regarding addiction because there are just so many bible verses about addiction that it’s tough to cover everything in one article!  Let us know if you or your friends and family have any favorite bible verses about addiction that have helped in the past; we would love to include them in our next article.

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