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Spiritual drunkenness in the Bible

The scriptures very specifically and repeatedly command us to be spiritually sober -

Sober: 1. Not intoxicated or affected by the use of alcohol or drugs. 2. Plain or subdued. 3. Devoid of frivolity, excess, exaggeration, or speculative imagination; straightforward. 4. Marked by seriousness, gravity, or solemnity of conduct or character. 5. Marked by circumspection and self-restraint.

The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit 1Pet 4:7

Become sober-minded as you ought. 1Cor 15:34

let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober. ...since we are of the day, let us be sober. 1 Thess 5:6-8

But you, be sober in all things 2Tim 4:5

Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit 1Pet 1:13-14

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1Pet 5:8

For a bishop must be... sober... the aged men.. sober, grave, temperate... The aged women likewise... that they may teach the young women to be sober... Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. Titus 1:7-8, 2:2-3, 6, KJV.

Even so must their wives be grave, sober, faithful in all things. 1Tim 3:11, KJV

Spiritual drunkenness and spiritual sobriety are opposites- they cannot coexist! We can only follow one, so which one shall it be? ''Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in ...sensuality,'' (Ro 13:13).

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