Seven Principles / Pillars of Wisdom

1. ACCEPTANCE: of the fact that our addiction is the product of wrong decisions and a fallen human condition.  Gen. 3:6; Ps. 51:5; Jer. 17:9; Rom. 3:10, 23

2. BELIEF: in Jesus Christ who by "grace through faith" provides us with the free gift of eternal salvation; which is the remedy for our condition.  Eph. 2:8-9; Rom. 5&6

3. COMMITMENT: to the plan of God for our lives, consisting of daily prayer to seek His will; meditation on His word to change our thought life; Bible study for our learning; church attendance for our instruction, edification and fellowship; along with Christian service, for which we receive temporal benefits and eternal rewards. Ps. 5:1-2; Prov. 16:3; Jn. 14:15; 15:10; 2 Tim. 2:15; 3:16; Heb. 10:25; 1 Jn. 5:4; Rev. 2:7-10

4. DEPENDENCE: not on people, nor the substances of addiction; but on the "promises of God, which in Him are yea and amen." 2 Cor. 1:18-24

5. EXAMINATION: of our progress is undertaken by allowing "the word of Christ to dwell in our hearts richly; thereby testing our thoughts and motives." 2 Cor. 13:5; Col. 3:16; Heb. 4:12

6. FORGIVENESS: Having paid the penalty for our sins past, present and future; and written His laws in our hearts and minds; we know that we should not sin.  but if we do, the father forgives us when we confess to Him; and in application of the precious blood of His son purges us from guilt and it's effects on our conscience.  He further remembers sin no more.  In humility we are required to accept His forgiveness, forgive others, and forget the negativity of our past, living in the fruits of (repentance) a changed mind. Ps. 51; Lam. 3:23; Heb. 8:10-12; 9-14; 10:22; 1 Jn. 1:7-9  

7. GRATITUDE: Grateful that we who were hell-bound are now heaven-sent as His ambassadors, we keep our eyes on eternity seeking to do His will. Prov. 13:17; Matt. 6: 33; 2 Cor. 5:20; Phil. 3:14


Heavenly Father, I agree with what you say in your Word regarding my condition and I accept what your Son Jesus did for me at the cross. Save my soul and help me to live by these principles, free from addiction. Amen.

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