January 15th 2016
Alcoholism Mars Man Rather Than Making Him Amusing and Merry.
But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean. (Isaiah 28:7-8 KJV)
The Bible is clear the sin of alcoholism always leads down a pathway to certain ruin and destruction. Drinking alcohol is a choice one makes. It is not a social ill or disease that health professionals or modern medicine will ever diagnose and effectively treat. Alcoholism is a spiritual disease which begins in the heart.
Alcoholism or habitual drunkenness is a lifestyle pattern which stems from a sinful hardened heart. The curse of alcohol is mentioned in God’s Word several times, in both the Old and New Testaments, always aligned together with sin. Alcoholism has affected many; from paupers to Kings of royal means. It is a sin that affects individuals and entire families, jobs, marriages, and work. It affects every aspect of a person’s life.
Those who profess a relationship with God, even in leadership positions, have fallen, or will fall into consuming alcohol. This precarious choice leads to serious blunders and mishaps that stain the name of Jesus Christ by dragging His precious name through the mud in this world. It also proves false professions were uttered for any who are persistent in living in this ungodly lifestyle choice.
However, no sin is bigger than the grace of God. God can remove the desire for alcohol, along with a host of other poor choices and habits, if man would humble himself handing over his situation to God by placing trust in His supernatural power and will for their life.