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Bible Verses to Battle the 7 Deadly Sins

Our world encourages a "get mine" mentality. How do we live better and fight temptation? Fight the 7 deadly sins with these verses.
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We are living in an era where we prioritize pleasure over purpose. Material things rather than quality character. The needs of ourselves rather than the needs of others. While living in this “get mine” mentality, we lose sight of the glory of God. Make no mistake, seeds of sinful thought are an act of warfare from Satan. The only way to get it out: the armour of God.

God has given us the tools we need to fight all of our battles, defeat sin and grow as humans. The Bible is timeless and contains scriptures to help us overcome the same struggles that Jesus went through. Sin is not a joke. It has the power to bind us to an eternity of pain and suffering. These Scripture verses are powerful tools we can use to help us overcome the challenges in our lives that are keeping us from finding the peace and joy that comes with salvation.

Lust

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But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.

James 1:14-15

But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Matthew 5:28

Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Galatians 5:19-22

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

2 Timothy 2:22

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Galatians 5:16

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

Gluttony

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Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

Phillipians 3:19

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31

If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

Proverbs 25:16

Greed

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A greedy man stirs up strife, but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.

Proverbs 28:25

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

1 Timothy 6:10

Whoever is greedy for unjust gain troubles his own household, but he who hates bribes will live.

Proverbs 15:27

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.

1 John 2:16

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?

Mark 8:36

One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

Proverbs 11:24

Sloth/Laziness

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The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Proverbs 13:4

A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

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Proverbs 10:4

Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.

Romans 12:11

The hand of the diligent will rule, while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

Proverbs 12:24

Anger

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Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

James 1:19

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,

Ephesians 4:26

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Colossians 3:8

Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.

Proverbs 14:29

A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.

Proverbs 25:28

Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil. For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land.

Psalm 37:8-9

Envy

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A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Proverbs 14:30

For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

James 3:16

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

1 Corinthians 13:4

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another.

Galatians 5:26

Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the Lord all the day.

Proverbs 23:17

Pride

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When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 11:2

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

James 4:6

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 16:5

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Galatians 6:3

One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Proverbs 29:23

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