April 4th 2016
Under the Influence of God
Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations: And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean; And that ye may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which the LORD hath spoken unto them by the hand of Moses. (Leviticus 10:9-11 KJV)
God commanded the priests not to drink so that they could distinguish and draw the line between that which was holy and of God and that which was unholy and of the god of this world. God wanted His priests to clearly hear and understand his commandments, precepts, will and direction thereby live accordingly.
Alcohol impairs rather than aids in godly thinking and living. Drinking alcohol complicates and clouds spiritual discernment. It allows the person who is under its influence to reason and make choices without having a clear perception of reality. Alcohol clouds thinking and allows for choices based upon improper or unsuitable basis far removed from the holiness of God.