An addiction is something that we participate in regularly that does some harm to us. Perhaps it involves a substance that is inherently injurious. Or perhaps it is our dependence upon something or someone that causes our harm. Addictions hold us in their grip. They shuffle our priorities and restrict our freedom. They corrupt our decision-making ability and often foster a secret, guarded lifestyle. Whereas God commanded us to subdue the earth and rule over it, addictions subdue us and rule over us. We don’t control them; they control us. And the Bible clearly teaches that we should allow nothing to control us except God alone. Are you enslaved to an addiction?