Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Do Not Be Led Astray Or Linger Over Wine - Prov.23.

Prov. 20:1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.
Prov. 21:17 He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich. 
Prov. 23:20 Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, 
Prov. 23:30 Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine. Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!
I grew up in home where my parents were "abstainers" from wine and beer,etc. I understand and respect their view and perspective on this. For the first 40 years of my Dad's life he was a really big party-er and drinker. When he became a Christian at 40 he decided that he would put away all the old ways of his former life including drinking any alcohol. The Proverbs are clear in their warnings and consequences of use and abuse. The drinking of wine is a very personal decision for every person based on their story and experiences. We are instructed not to be led astray or to linger over. How are you doing in this? Are you walking in the way of wisdom?

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