I’m not going to lie and say that using drugs isn’t fun, because it is, but it’s foolish fun and the end results are always the same, horrible. It’s a waste of money, you could give it to the poor.
Of course, when you are on drugs, whether it’s pot, meth, cocaine, pain killers, or whatever, the mind does funny things and when the devil comes knocking we open it and he freely shares his evil ideas.
Not only is it a waste of money, but when we are in a different state of mind only trouble follows. The worst part is not only does it violate Your law of obeying man’s law, but it takes us away from You.
“Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear” (Isa 59:1-2).
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1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? And your labor for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.
“Everlasting covenant” – David had been promised an unending dynasty, one that would culminate in the Messiah. The Messiah will bring the blessings of the covenant to the whole nation. Christ’s resurrection was further proof of God’s faithfulness to David (see Acts 13:34, which quotes from this verse.
4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people.
5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.
6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
The Bible does not directly say that we are not to use drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroine, LSD, meth, etcetera. But we must remember that the Bible was written in Hebrew and Greek, and the words used do speak against drug usage and pornography…
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness (πορνεία porneia ‘harlotry/pornography’),
Idolatry, witchcraft (sorcery from the Greek φαρμακία pharmakia ‘enchantment with drugs’), hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strfe, seditions, heresies.
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the wich I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God” (Gal 5:19-21).
“…for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries (φαρμακεία pharmakeia – enchangment or magic with drugs) were all nations deceived” (Rev 18:23).
To begin with, Christians are under a universal mandate to respect and obey the laws of the land:
“I counsel thee to keep the king’s commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.
Be not hasty to go out of his sight: stand not in an evil thing; for he doeth whatever pleaseth him” (Ecc 8:2-3).
“Submit yourselves to ever ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well” (1 Pet 13-14).
The only time we can obey man’s laws is if they go against God’s laws:
“Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29).
There are no other exceptions to this rule. Contrary to popular belief, simply disagreeing with a law does not constitute a license for breaking that law or getting a wild idea that God told you to do it.
I don’t know about other countries, but I know that the United States has some really stupid laws, but God says to obey them anyway, even if you can get away from breaking them. The cops may not know what you did, but God does:
“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and open unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do” (Heb 4:13).
“The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men” (Ps 33:13).
“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lad me, and they right hand shall hold me.
I if I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me.
Yeah, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are bot alike to thee” (Ps 139:7-12).
I’m not saying that smoking pot is bad, I had never liked it, cocaine was my preference, but it’s illegal in most states. Therefore, if you smoke pot where it is not legal then you have sinned against God because He said to obey the laws.
“Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof” (Rom 13:13-14).
I think all drugs should be legal, just like alcohol. Drinking is not a sin, but getting drunk is:
“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit” (Eph 5:18).
In my opinion, even though I no longer use drugs, I think all drugs should be legal, just like alcohol. If you need to smoke pot then go to a state where it’s legal that way you are not defying God.
“And whatever ye do, do it heartily as to the Lord, and not unto men” (Col 3:23).
Most, if not all of the pharaohs were evil people, like the one Moses has to deal with (Ex 5-12). Didn’t they have eunuchs too?