August 6th, 2019
A Father Asks His Son A Series of Questions
Proverbs 23:29-30 (KJB) Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? 30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
These two verses expose a series of events and situations, as a man teaches his son by asking him pertinent questions concerning the effects of alcohol. In exposing conditions commonly found at work in the lives of those who choose to imbibe themselves with alcohol; which include woes, sorrow, contentions, babbling, wounds, and redness of eyes this father is asking his son to think about the potential for future consequences.
“But I only drink occasionally.”
“I do not have any of these adverse circumstances working in my life.”
“I am just having some fun, living it up!”
Many people think that consuming a little alcohol is harmless. A little glass of wine or a beer now and again never hurts. Social drinking is even be found to be associated with more liberal church gatherings and functions.
In fact, the popular opinion in this world is that drinking in moderation is good for you. Sadly, though even moderate consumption can lead a person to adopting a lifestyle of drowning his problems in alcohol. As his problems increase, and they will, often so does his drinking. Truth be known, most alcoholics never set out to bury in their problems, no it starts out as occasional fun. A pastime that at some unexpected point can and will barrel out of control.
If you want to see certain woes, sorrow, contention, babbling, wounds, and redness of eyes never appear, or if already present, to leave your life or the life of a loved one, seek God. A liquid demon in a bottle will never serve in benefiting a soul even if such drinking begins moderately.
Drinking is a spiritual red flag when found waving in the life of a professing child of God.
The Bible has much to say about the dangers and demons involved in alcoholic consumption in these verses and beyond as found throughout the entire canon of scripture. Take these important lessons to heart and consider them when personally interested in consuming alcohol for it often leads down a warped pathway.