Smoking Pot And Praising God

I once met a group of college athletes who told me they smoked marijuana regularly, but that didn’t mean they didn’t love Jesus. I tried to understand where they were coming from, but I also had to stand on Biblical ground in a loving and graceful way.

Don’t get me wrong, smoking pot is no greater of a sin than lying, cheating, stealing, or lusting – things we are all guilty of. The big problem wasn’t just the activity of smoking, but that even after reading The Bible they made a conscious decision to follow through with it.

This post is not coming from a biased opinion. I experienced my fair share of smoking when I was younger, and I need people to realize that it’s only because of the grace of God that I am where I stand today.

Some excuses as to why people think smoking pot is ok:

1. For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving. (1 Timothy 4:4)

2. “It helps me pray and study The Bible better.”

Let me make this post short and sweet by stating one fact.

Anything selfishly taken that purposely distorts the way God initially created us to think, feel, or visualize is not of Him. If you truly aspire to be a Christ follower, why would you want to take part in anything that would change the way he originally created you to be?

Just like the topic of alcohol and drunkenness, God calls us to be sober-minded.

1 Peter 5:8  – Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

There are many things God created in this world that have been taken captive by the ways of Satan. Don’t get caught up in the lies of the world.

What does this mean?

Getting “high” isn’t of God, and shouldn’t be tolerated or justified as so. Don’t let marijuana get in the way of your true identity.

Jarrid Wilson

Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

76 comments on “Smoking Pot And Praising God”

  1. Nor depth or hight… Demons or angels can sepperate us from the love of God Allmighty…
    We can only worship God in spirit and in truth…
    Not with our flesh
    Not with our hair or makeup
    Not with our jobs
    Not with our money and clothes
    Not with our tatoos
    Not with our weed …
    But only can you worship God in spirit and in truth… Because God is spirit.
    Im admit that im a child of the Almighty God with a sin that im striggling with daily but still believing that his mercy and grace is never ending for me and that mu day og deliverance is comming…
    My dad said to me one day… You cant follow Jesus and smoke weed… So i asked him … And if im addicted and do want to stop and really trying and failing everyday and asking for forgiveness everyday and still failing….. Should i stop loving him and turn my back on him because im not strong in this part of my life….
    He could not answer me…
    I told myself i’ll never stop believing in him and what he has done for me even if i take this sin to the grave..
    I know He has a place for me with Him in heaven cause He knows my heart.
    Sin is sin …
    Jesus Christ i thank you for my deliverance to come

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