Titus 2:12 offers a summary of God’s desire for us to remain steadfast in our recovery efforts. Interestingly, the passage can be read as a reminder of God’s desire for us to live happy, productive lives without drugs and alcohol corrupting our decision making, and intersecting our free will’s opportunity to serve God the best way we can.
Titus 2:12 reads: Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.
So, we are taught by God’s instruction to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts. It is much easier to remain acting according to God’s will when we are clean and sober. We should, therefore, avoid our lustful appetite for drugs and alcohol and all other things that corrupt our spirit and separate us from God’s desire for us to love one another.
How can we serve God and love one another when we clearly serve only our own lowest nature when we worship the drink, the pill, the powder, the rock, the dope or whatever else causes us to lose sight of our real purpose on earth?
If we remain sober, we can live more righteously because we do not have an intoxicating chemical clouding our better judgment. We can live in this present world, or if you will, we can enjoy the present moment, rather than wondering about the future and where we will get our next fix.