Lore and marriage are joy from heaven, in earthly cups. God is not sparing in the ministration of wholesome excitement. Certainly —1. Manton, D. D.I. They may, as the prophet speaks, "stagger, but not with strong drink, and be drunken, but not with wine." In order to be "filled with the Spirit," we must yield ourselves to His influence — we must give ourselves up to the guiding of His agency.(J. We are the subjects of many influences which we cannot command. Some excuse their drunkenness by saying, "It is to put away melancholy."5. There are few vices out of which there is less hope of recovery — its haunts are so numerous, and its hold is so tremendous. He is no less than the Spirit of God, as our soul is the spirit of man (1 Corinthians 2:11). Every meal is a pleasurable excitement. The spiritual capacities enlarge with time. This is the contrast. "The Spirit" is our only safe inspiration. Cato often lost his senses over his choice Falernian.(J. Wine, without doubt, was given us by our gracious Benefactor to delight the taste, and refresh the palate, especially when sorrow and trouble clog the mind, and begin to oppress and weigh it down. Generally the shrewdest contrivers and executors of mischief are those who are not addicted to intemperance: and their very sobriety renders them the more able to do harm. Various degrees of intemperance: the highest degree is such an indulgence as suspends the exercise of the mental and bodily powers. Manton, D. D.I. This supposes, also, that we have a relish for the blessing. Care dies hard. I. REDEEMING THE TIME. The surplus must be made up from earth. There are higher pleasures men should be taken up with, namely, the joy of faith and a delight in holiness.2. They must be decoyed by facts, and the science of things patent to their senses. To see everything in the light of God's countenance; to see everything in the light of a Saviour's fulness.(J. Not only were they to possess the Spirit, but they were to be filled with the Spirit, as vessels filled to overflowing, with the Holy Ghost. For God hath so constituted the nature of man's body that he stands in need of drink as well as of meat.2. Hence the Holy Spirit possesses all the necessary qualities of personhood - intellect, emotion, and will. He has reached a high level and his religion has become, as it seems to him, self-acting. So, when we are filled with the Holy Ghost, we are filled with faith. The dignity of His person should make us ambitious of such a guest, when He is willing to dwell with us. Some excuse their drunkenness by saying, "It is to put away melancholy."5. We must make use of the appointed means.III. V.21 shows that submission to one another is yet another product of the filling of the Spirit. The means how we come to be filled with the Spirit. Consider the dreadful woes that are denounced against this sin. They must be decoyed by facts, and the science of things patent to their senses. The reasons why Christians are so strictly bound to be filled with the Spirit.1. The inconsistency of the one with the other; to be drunk with wine is inconsistent with being filled with the Spirit.1. In order to be "filled with the Spirit," you must be the subject of the same ardent desire which is expressed in many parts of Scripture. WHY THIS IS MADE A MATTER OF EXHORTATION TO US. God has blessed us with spiritual blessings, and has made us his adopted children. That which makes this sin is, first, the not restraining of our extravagant desire and appetite, which I mentioned before, and, secondly, the actual gratifying and satisfying of our desires. A. There is another great objection or pretence of drunkards yet behind, which is this, they happen to be in the company of these persons who engage them to drink healths, and these going often round, and there being an obligation on them to pledge their next neighbour, and to drink cup for cup, they are sometimes unhappily overcome of the liquor which presents itself so fast to them. Something being incumbent on us, in order to it. Birthdays and feasts are special indulgences and celebrations of the excitement of home life. That you may effectually abandon this vice, be careful to avoid all the occasions of it. They may, as the prophet speaks, "stagger, but not with strong drink, and be drunken, but not with wine." If it have not the light of true wisdom, it will have the light of fallacies. Bible Language English. "Strong drink is raging," saith Solomon (Proverbs 20:21).6. Wrath and fury, slaughter and bloodshed, are the cursed fruits of drunkenness. Excitement has its place in the Christian system. 5. He defrauds himself of what he might possess and imperils all he has by seeking to live on less. That we may answer the great and rich preparations of grace which the infinite love of God hath made for us by the merit of Christ and the promises of the gospel.2. But observe, not His extraordinary gifts, which in no age are necessary to salvation, and were chiefly bestowed in the early ages, for the good of others, are here meant; but His ordinary influences, which are necessary to salvation (see vers. The apostle indicates an "elevation" of which we are the conscious agents, when we set ourselves to counteract depression or to kindle a fresher thrill of cheerfulness. If it have not the light of true wisdom, it will have the light of fallacies. It is injurious to the body, as well as the mind. The attainableness of it.3. This is the contrast. Others defend their immoderate draughts after this manner; We are persons well bred, we cannot be so rude and unmannerly as to refuse our glass when it comes to our turn.4. The verdant glory of the earth, the tranquil heavens, and the works of our divine poets and musicians, are excitements worthy of heaven. Ah! While answers like these are well-meant and good, they do lack one very important thing. In the last place, I am to offer to you some proper means and helps whereby you may effectually extirpate this odious vice.They are such as these:1. Every meal is a pleasurable excitement. Family life is God's wine of fellowship all the year round. That which makes this sin is, first, the not restraining of our extravagant desire and appetite, which I mentioned before, and, secondly, the actual gratifying and satisfying of our desires. There is another great objection or pretence of drunkards yet behind, which is this, they happen to be in the company of these persons who engage them to drink healths, and these going often round, and there being an obligation on them to pledge their next neighbour, and to drink cup for cup, they are sometimes unhappily overcome of the liquor which presents itself so fast to them. St. Paul instances wine as an example of the former. (2) To be filled with the graces of the Spirit. The martyrs found an intensity of spirit quickening on the boundary between life on earth and life in heaven; not only proving that "death is abolished," but that all the joys of our earthly life are but poor shadows going before our eternal human delights. Drunkenness first sets the tongue a going, and then soon makes it run too fast. A. And He hath given it for these three considerable purposes.1. Pulsford. The tendency of the experienced Christian often is to relax devotional habits and live on a grace that is past. If it have not the light of true wisdom, it will have the light of fallacies. In verse 17 he says, "So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is." )Not wine, but the SpiritJ. III. And this affords the most obvious illustration of what the apostle here means to teach. Sin, in every form of its indulgence, is to be looked upon as an intoxication. This is the contrast. Of course, if they are so filled with the Spirit, they feel no appetite for debasing and material stimulants.(J. They talk of God; there is something about their creed that is so Jewish; they speak so much more of God, than of God in Christ. Manton, D. D.)LinksEphesians 5:18 NIVEphesians 5:18 NLTEphesians 5:18 ESVEphesians 5:18 NASBEphesians 5:18 KJVEphesians 5:18 Bible AppsEphesians 5:18 ParallelEphesians 5:18 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 5:18 Chinese BibleEphesians 5:18 French BibleEphesians 5:18 German BibleEphesians 5:18 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)Their strength is weakened, that they cannot resist any temptation.(T. Adrian Dieleman. But the Spirit fills Christians, and gives them all the elements of cheerfulness and peace — genuine elevation and mental freedom — superiority to all depressing influences, and refined and permanent enjoyment. WHAT WE ARE TO UNDERSTAND BY BEING "FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT."1. The inconsistency of the one with the other; to be drunk with wine is inconsistent with being filled with the Spirit.1. (Ephesians 5:18) Saints and Sinners (Ephesians 5:1-7) Knocking Holes in the Darkness (Ephesians 5:8-14) Jesus On the Job (Ephesians 6:5-9) Who is the Real Enemy? They are no common drunkards, they say, and when they exceed in drink, they do not, like others, spend their money, but are drunk gratis. They say that it is for company and good fellowship's sake that they drink sometimes to immoderation.3. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter. THE SOLEMN CAUTION. If any have this power and Spirit of the Lord Jesus, it is the mere favour of God: if any want it, it is long of themselves.7. But his innermost and safe joy, his secure and trusted moods of exultation, come from the Spirit, the mysterious Spirit of God, which is our Father's special gift to us His children upon earth. The first evil of drunkenness is that injury which is done to the body by it.2. "The Spirit" will fortify both your understanding and your heart against all spirits, whether of the visible or the invisible world. Ah! This tremendous sin is all the more to be shunned as its hold is so great on its victims, that with periodical remorse there is periodical inebriety, and when the revulsion of a throbbing head and a sickening depression passes away; new temptation excites fresh desires, and the fatal cup is again coveted and drained, while character, fortune, and life are risked and lost in the gratification of an appetite of all others the most brutal in form and brutifying in result. Generally the shrewdest contrivers and executors of mischief are those who are not addicted to intemperance: and their very sobriety renders them the more able to do harm. To show the difference between the holy societies or meetings of the faithful, and the dissolute feasts of the heathens in honour of their idols. And yet there are some at our disposal. Beware of the strong drink of sense-bound intellectuality. )Not spirits, but "the SpiritJ. A drunkard is a spendthrift: the extravagant drinker is profuse and lavish.3. )Not spirits, but "the SpiritJ. Drummond. There are higher pleasures men should be taken up with, namely, the joy of faith and a delight in holiness.2. As drinking, so sobriety may be abused. It Should Be a Daily Habit in the Christian LifeIn the light of all these, we now understand the command to be 'Filled with the Spirit' in Ephesians 5:18 is another way of saying 'Be led by the Spirit' or 'Walk in the Spirit'. (1) The gifts of the Spirit: "And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance" (Acts 2:4). Pulsford. God is not sparing in the ministration of wholesome excitement. St. Paul here contrasts two kinds of excitement. Not only were they to possess the Spirit, but they were to be filled with the Spirit, as vessels filled to overflowing, with the Holy Ghost. First: The things: these two are put in opposition —1. Lynchburg, VA 24502 Sunday: 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am Wednesday: 7:00pm (434) 239-5040 office@cclburg.com Pulsford.The human mind cannot be void. As Ephesus was a commercial town and busy seaport, its wealth led to excessive luxury, and Bacchus was the rival of Diana. But not only that, it's like a magic mirror, because if used properly, we will see not only ourselves, but the glorious image of Christ in it, and the more time we spend looking into it, the more we are transformed into the image of Christ.Therefore we need to keep on reading and studying the Bible. It is impossible for anyone to stand always at the same spiritual level. And it follows from the same principle that a Christian must apply more and more to spiritual sources as life goes on. Drunkenness first sets the tongue a going, and then soon makes it run too fast.5. The attainableness of it.3. They must be decoyed by facts, and the science of things patent to their senses. Calling The Church Of Christ Back To Humility, Integrity And Simplicity. This contrary principle hath such an influence on them, that the Spirit of the gospel hath no place in them. Cato often lost his senses over his choice Falernian.(J. E. Beaumont, D. D.)A warning against intemperanceT. Therefore don’t be foolish…” (Ephesians 5:15-17a) To be “foolish” in the Jewish tradition means throwing away the chance for salvation. THE OBLIGATIONS WHICH LIE UPON US, AS CHRISTIANS, TO AIM AT BEING FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT. Drummond. Excitement has its place in the Christian system. Birthdays and feasts are special indulgences and celebrations of the excitement of home life. That is a legitimate desire. The attainableness of it.3. There are mysterious risings and fallings of the mental barometer. No previous consistency of walk, no deep experience, no holy acquaintance with God, no near walking with God, can give them the least security. What kind of behaviour is this? Eadie, D. D.The command, "be filled with the Spirit," is virtually an injunction to pray more fervently for enlarged spiritual communication, and to cherish those influences already enjoyed. (Harry Jones, M. Eadie, D. D.There is in the vice of intemperance that kind of dissoluteness which brooks no restraint, which defies all efforts to reform it, and which sinks lower and lower into hopeless and helpless ruin. 'What do all these passages teach? )Not spirits, but "the SpiritJ. The Word of God is like a mirror in which we can see ourselves as we really are, revealing all the blemishes we had that we are not aware of. The reasons why Christians are so strictly bound to be filled with the Spirit.1. But so as to have every power and faculty of the soul subject to the authority, and under the influence of the Spirit; to have His influences rendered more mighty and operative in us, producing their proper and genuine effects; as greater light, life, power, purity, comfort, strong faith, a fully assured and confirmed hope, fervent love, an uniform meekness and patience, a full conformity to God, and close and constant communion with Him; filling us with all his fulness (Colossians 1:9-11; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 7:37); making us taste great sweetness and delight in Him, so as to aspire after full perfection (Philippians 3:13, 14).II. Among the direful effects and consequences of extravagant drinking this must not be omitted, that the soul and all its faculties are corrupted and debauched by it.False notions are drunk in with the wine: undue and unbecoming apprehensions are entertained. It is either a transitory stimulant, legitimate in its temperate use, or it overshoots the mark, leading to excess, or riot. The women of Ephesus as the priestesses of Bacchus danced round Mark Antony's chariot on his entrance into the city. This is a vice which injures not only the bodies but the estates of men. Wine cannot fulfil their expectation — they cannot live habitually under its power; its fumes are slept away, and new indulgences are craved. They have come from a perception that the conscience has been defied, or perhaps they have grown from some seeds of distracting doubt, from some seemingly insoluble difficulties, social, intellectual, which makes him who feels them go mourning all the day long. That the glory and excellency of our religion may appear.II. Manton, D. D.I. THE SOLEMN CAUTION. Wine was given to cherish and refresh us when we are weak and languishing. The desirableness of being filled with the Spirit.2. How dark his perception of the Atonement, how little did he see of what Jesus came into the world for! Walk of Light (Ephesians 5:4-14) October 18, 2020 BK Smith Ephesians. But observe, not His extraordinary gifts, which in no age are necessary to salvation, and were chiefly bestowed in the early ages, for the good of others, are here meant; but His ordinary influences, which are necessary to salvation (see vers. And yet I cannot say that this sort of men are wholly free from drunkenness; for it is possible they may be drunk even with their sobriety, i.e., with the conceit of it; they may be intoxicated with pride and arrogance, or with spite and malice, or with a heady confidence of success in their evil enterprizes. God never promised an absence of distress. There is another excuse made by some men, which, though it be not worth the answering, yet that I may remove all the pretences of drinking men, I will say something to it. The soul has its periods of high and low pressure. "Strong drink is raging," saith Solomon (Proverbs 20:21).6. We should also be improving more and more in living the Spirit-filled life, so that our periods of lapses (when we are not filled with the Spirit) become shorter and less frequent. Download Add to Download Cart . As wine is given to cure the infirm and fainting, so likewise to cheer and delight the sound and healthy. It is the juice of the true vine, the new wine of the kingdom of heaven. 5. For instance, we are told it is fashionable to drink; if you don't drink freely you are not a man of the world; you are a strange, unsocial misanthrope; you are not fit for blending with society. There is, moreover, not only a calmer power, but a greater variety in the one Spirit of God, than in all the spirits which lead captive the human soul. But what is it to be filled with the Spirit? Ephesians 5:18 . "The days are evil." They may, as the prophet speaks, "stagger, but not with strong drink, and be drunken, but not with wine." But stagnation is all the more perilous because it is high. This is a vice which injures not only the bodies but the estates of men. (1) The Spirit is the great promise of the New Testament dispensation. He is no less than the Spirit of God, as our soul is the spirit of man (1 Corinthians 2:11). Let him therefore introduce into the blood vessels of his soul a counter-stimulant. They may, as the prophet speaks, "stagger, but not with strong drink, and be drunken, but not with wine." And yet I cannot say that this sort of men are wholly free from drunkenness; for it is possible they may be drunk even with their sobriety, i.e., with the conceit of it; they may be intoxicated with pride and arrogance, or with spite and malice, or with a heady confidence of success in their evil enterprizes. Their understandings must be flattered. Drunkenness was indeed an epidemic in those times and lands. To show the difference between the holy societies or meetings of the faithful, and the dissolute feasts of the heathens in honour of their idols.3. Ephesians 5:18,19 'And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.'. Ephesians 5:18 Context 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; 20 always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; 21 and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ. (1)Their sight is blinded (2 Corinthians 4:4). One is material, or bodily: the other mental, or spiritual; and the lesson before us is that one is temporary, imperfect; the other finally effective, being eternal. Eadie, D. D.)Grace expels viceH. Fleshly baits are not the temptations by which superior men are caught. The women of Ephesus as the priestesses of Bacchus danced round Mark Antony's chariot on his entrance into the city. The matters put in opposition to each other, which are both things and actions. Some of you might say, 'I think that His will for my life is to take good care of my family and to be a blessing to all my loved ones and friends.' He does not refuse, nor affect to despise, the material adjuncts of this existence. Besides this there is another wrong concept of the Holy Spirit's filling that claims that Ephesians 5:18 means to be saturated with the Word of Christ. As Ephesus was a commercial town and busy seaport, its wealth led to excessive luxury, and Bacchus was the rival of Diana. 1. (1) If it be those that only profess Christianity, but are not yet really converted to God, they are in danger to be filled with a worse spirit, if not filled with the Spirit of God. The spiritual capacities enlarge with time. ... Sermon Illustrations Daily Bible Reading iPhone/Mobile NET Bible. He must pray more, seek after godliness more, covet the best gifts more. Besides, I say, after all, it is not fashionable to be drunk: I say, after all, that although instances of intoxication are lamentably numerous, the instances of sobriety, thank God, are a vast deal more so. We are in darkness, and need illumination, instruction, and direction; He is the Spirit of light, truth, wisdom. Every new morning is a genial, delightful excitement. How people abuse language!II. Wine, without doubt, was given us by our gracious Benefactor to delight the taste, and refresh the palate, especially when sorrow and trouble clog the mind, and begin to oppress and weigh it down. But there is nothing mentioned in any of these passages about tongues. Oh! Oh! It is both excess in itself, and the cause and origin of many other excesses.1. There are seemingly two distinct means for inducing cheerfulness. Let us hear what men say for drink. The exhilaration which they covet can only be felt periodically, and again and again must they drain the wine cup to relieve themselves of despondency. Drunkenness first sets the tongue a going, and then soon makes it run too fast.5. Drummond.If there is any single vice which a man desires to eject from his character, or from another's, he can accomplish the end finally and completely, and only, by letting in the corresponding grace. And every minutest crevice left unfilled by good must, by the law against vacuum, be filled by something worse, something which must adulterate and may ruin at last the whole.(H. To the inhabitants of those places where it grows, for part of their ordinary drink. Here we reach the great transforming power in the world. And every minutest crevice left unfilled by good must, by the law against vacuum, be filled by something worse, something which must adulterate and may ruin at last the whole.(H. He tells of our redemption by grace through faith in Him; of reconciliation with our heavenly Father and of our glorious transfer from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His dear Son. To show the difference between the holy societies or meetings of the faithful, and the dissolute feasts of the heathens in honour of their idols.3. Drummond.If there is any single vice which a man desires to eject from his character, or from another's, he can accomplish the end finally and completely, and only, by letting in the corresponding grace. It is lawful to drink it not only for necessity, but sometimes for pleasure. But Christians are "filled" with the Spirit, whose influences are not only powerful, but replete with satisfaction to the heart of man. Ephesians 5:19: Music in the Life: Archdeacon Farrar. Beware of the strong drink of sense-bound intellectuality. But so as to have every power and faculty of the soul subject to the authority, and under the influence of the Spirit; to have His influences rendered more mighty and operative in us, producing their proper and genuine effects; as greater light, life, power, purity, comfort, strong faith, a fully assured and confirmed hope, fervent love, an uniform meekness and patience, a full conformity to God, and close and constant communion with Him; filling us with all his fulness (Colossians 1:9-11; Ephesians 3:14-21; John 7:37); making us taste great sweetness and delight in Him, so as to aspire after full perfection (Philippians 3:13, 14).II. Wrath and fury, slaughter and bloodshed, are the cursed fruits of drunkenness. But his innermost and safe joy, his secure and trusted moods of exultation, come from the Spirit, the mysterious Spirit of God, which is our Father's special gift to us His children upon earth. Certainly —1. Of course, if they are so filled with the Spirit, they feel no appetite for debasing and material stimulants.(J. To check the temptation. It is the juice of the true vine, the new wine of the kingdom of heaven. For three wonderful chapters in his letter to the Ephesians, Paul outlines our privileged position in Christ. We are in darkness, and need illumination, instruction, and direction; He is the Spirit of light, truth, wisdom. )Christians must be filled with the SpiritT. Beneath the surface of beneficent science are sores and sorrows which have been caused by no grave offence against, or neglect of, the laws of health. By "the Spirit, the Spirit of truth, of life, of grace, of might, of wisdom and revelation, of Father and the Son, we are baptized, often termed the Holy Spirit, the eternal Spirit" here, is meant that Divine Agent, in whose name, as well as in those of the holiness, the Comforter, the Spirit of God, of Christ. That this frame of heart is wrought in us by the Spirit or Holy Ghost that came down from heaven, is evident also in Scripture. (John Edwards, D. D.)Christians invited to partake of the Spirit freelyAnon.I. Who shall tell the trouble and the hindrances over which we want to be helped, or above which we want to be lifted by some kindly and exhilarating influence? They cannot afford to indulge so costly a vice, but they only take these opportunities when they may have wine at others' charges.7. The dignity of His person should make us ambitious of such a guest, when He is willing to dwell with us. Our relation to Christ will be most clearly proved and manifested by His Spirit dwelling with us (Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12, 13). His relation to Christ obliges us (Romans 8:9; Galatians 4:6). He is not a force or influence. Among the direful effects and consequences of extravagant drinking this must not be omitted, that the soul and all its faculties are corrupted and debauched by it.False notions are drunk in with the wine: undue and unbecoming apprehensions are entertained. They are no common drunkards, they say, and when they exceed in drink, they do not, like others, spend their money, but are drunk gratis. 3. This is a vice which injures not only the bodies but the estates of men. Ephesians 5:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Ephesians 5:18, NIV: "Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery.Instead, be filled with the Spirit," Ephesians 5:18, ESV: "And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit," Ephesians 5:18, KJV: "And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;" Some persons are constitutionally tempted to anger, some are tempted to vanity, some are tempted to worldliness in its excess of folly, some are tempted to untruthfulness, and oh! The women of Ephesus as the priestesses of Bacchus danced round Mark Antony's chariot on his entrance into the city. I mean there are just certain questions that people should know better than to ask. Plato boasts of the immense quantities of liquor which Socrates could swill uninjured; and the philosopher Xenocrates got a golden crown from Dionysius for swallowing a gallon at a draught. There is another excuse made by some men, which, though it be not worth the answering, yet that I may remove all the pretences of drinking men, I will say something to it. Lore and marriage are joy from heaven, in earthly cups. What a depth of sweetness, what serene gladness, what a variety of inspiration there must be in that One Spirit, whence all our innocent and noble excitements spring. For instance, we are told it is fashionable to drink; if you don't drink freely you are not a man of the world; you are a strange, unsocial misanthrope; you are not fit for blending with society. It is lawful to drink it not only for necessity, but sometimes for pleasure. Because of —1. Drop your burdens, forget your labours and sorrows, and soar above the dull plains of mortality, in a Divine exhilaration.(J. There are several kinds of "material" relief which excite, deaden, regulate our bodily functions. The women of Ephesus as the priestesses of Bacchus danced round Mark Antony's chariot on his entrance into the city. Their understandings must be flattered. Eadie, D. D.The command, "be filled with the Spirit," is virtually an injunction to pray more fervently for enlarged spiritual communication, and to cherish those influences already enjoyed. WHAT WE ARE TO UNDERSTAND BY BEING "FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT."1. So I read in the first of Ephesians, and the seventeenth verse. Manton, D. D.)LinksEphesians 5:18 NIVEphesians 5:18 NLTEphesians 5:18 ESVEphesians 5:18 NASBEphesians 5:18 KJVEphesians 5:18 Bible AppsEphesians 5:18 ParallelEphesians 5:18 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 5:18 Chinese BibleEphesians 5:18 French BibleEphesians 5:18 German BibleEphesians 5:18 CommentariesBible Hub. 8:9 ; Galatians 4:6 ) but man has troubles of mind as well the. We deserve – the human heart... 2 ) the sin of intemperanceJ be seen a... 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