Wine-ing

Perhaps this month’s writings seem to be pointing a few too many fingers, but I can’t help it. When I asked God what to write he wanted Proverbs so here we are. There is no sense giving you my point of view. God’s is the only one that counts.

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness and dimness of eyes?

Those who tarry long at the wine, those who go to seek and try mixed wine.

Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the wineglass, when it goes down smoothly. At the last it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder.

 [Under the influence of wine] your eyes will behold strange things [and loose women] and your mind will utter things turned the wrong way [untrue, incorrect, and petulant].

Yes, you will be [as unsteady] as he who lies down in the midst of the sea, and [as open to disaster] as he who lies upon the top of a mast.

You will say, They struck me, but I was not hurt! They beat me [as with a hammer], but I did not feel it! When shall I awake? I will crave and seek more wine again [and escape reality]. (Proverbs 23: 9-35, AMP)

Prayer – Lord, give us your strengths in place of our weaknesses. For Christ who made it possible. Amen

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