A day in the life: from meth addiction to Christ’s impeccability (pt. 2)

Questions like my son’s question concerning meth (and the ensuing discussion) are challenging because meth isn’t cited in Scripture. However, Scripture does speak to matters pertaining to meth use and/or addiction. I list five in (what I think is) an ascending order: 

1)      stewardship of the physical body

2)      use of the mind

3)      futile/foolish or worthy/wise

4)      slave: of righteousness or unrighteousness

5)      pleasure: righteous; unrighteous; and the ultimate, unending Source

 If you don’t know how or where Scripture addresses these matters, don’t be discouraged but don’t be complacent either. Get the Word in your mind and on your heart. Make a practice of speaking the truth of Scripture to yourself and your kids in every question, answer, and decision.

 The random questions that come from your child are God-given opportunities to stimulate growth, not just for your kid but for you, too. When I’m stumped by a “gotcha” question I should consider that some part of my life and/or thought hasn’t been sufficiently saturated by the Word.  

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Author: Jonathan P. Merritt

Happily married father of six. Associate pastor for education at Edgewood Baptist Church (Columbus, GA). Good-natured contrarian and theological Luddite. A student of one book.

1 thought on “A day in the life: from meth addiction to Christ’s impeccability (pt. 2)”

  1. I really like this message here. It is very true, speaking as one in a family who is caught in the disesase of addiction. Another reason for 1 Thessalonians 5:17 ” pray continuously…” i think. Jonathan, well done here.

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