Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance. Proverbs 1:5 ESV The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 ESV The Bible clearly considers learning to be of importance. Part of addiction treatment is unlearning old dysfunctional patterns of […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #14"
The Lord created medicines from the earth, and a sensible person will not hesitate to use them. Didn’t a tree once make bitter water fit to drink, so that the Lord’s power might be known? (See Exodus 15.23-25*) He gave medical knowledge to human beings, so that we would praise him for the miracles he […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #12"
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18 ESV He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 ESV Most people have heard about “bottoming out”. That is when an alcoholic or addict’s life is at its lowest point. They can sink no lower. Sometimes the […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #11"
“You shall not bow down to [idols] or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.” —- Exodus 20:5 “The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #8"
For everything in the world–the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does–comes not from the Father but from the world. 1 John 2: 16 Addiction is a worldly disease. It is a self-centered disease. The addict is focused on their own needs. They do […]Read more "Addiction Meditation #3"
So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of […]Read more "My First Meditation on Addiction"
I read tons of stuff on the internet by well meaning but theologically challenged Christians who make illogical arguments about why God could not have created evil. I hate to tell these people but evil is a real malicious force that prowls the world like a hungry lion seeking to devour anyone it can. God […]Read more "Get Over It. God Created Evil."
If you are a Christian and you think you are doing good deeds then the following verses from Matthew 7 should be the most frightening words you will ever read in the Bible: Matthew 7: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who […]Read more "The Most Frightening Words in the Bible"