Psychologists believe that dopamine is one of the key chemicals released in our brain that results in feelings of infatuation.Infatuation, as defined by the Oxford Dictionary, is an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something.Paul urges Christians to look carefully at how we walk, not to be unwise, make the best use of our time, and not to be foolish but to understand what God’s will is.He then summarizes this picture of sober-mindedness by exhorting readers: Do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit.No, his house hadn’t been robbed and his family hadn’t been abducted. Many enter this covenant flippantly and superficially, without considering the responsibility they’re accepting and the promises that they’re making before God and man. We see stories in movies of people getting married drunk at a random chapel in Las Vegas. They’re filled with dopamine — infatuation, so-called love, and lust.
He had come home from work to discover an empty house and an absent wife and child. But anytime I hear stories of divorce and abandonment, I can’t help but think about the serious and weighty call of marriage and how lightly we too often take it.
He commands Timothy and Titus to require that elders be sober-minded as well (1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 2:2).
Peter encourages Christians to be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of their prayers (1 Peter 4:7).
Their destiny is similar to those who tarry long over wine.
Their lives will be full of sorrow, strife, complaining, and hurt unless they repent (Proverbs –35).
Marriage should be entered by a man and woman with a sober mind and heart, who can take seriously the vows they’re making before God and others.