An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

False Advertising

(Proverbs 23:31 KJV)  Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

Did they have white wine in ancient Israel?  I don’t know much about wine but I believe that the color comes from the type of grape used, but I don’t think that is the point.  Some people would use this verse to say that drinking is no problem as long as it isn’t a smooth red wine.  Thus whiskey in an opaque glass is not being banned.  The point is, to use another worn out saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” 

I was at a wedding recently and wine was available at the reception.  There were only a few of us that stuck to soft drinks.  The alcohol was not abused as far as I could see.  Afterward we were talking about our observations.  We all agreed on two things.  First, we could not stand the smell.  If you are not a drinker, wine smells like rotten grapes.  The reason for that is that wine is the rotten juice of grapes.  The second thing we agreed on was that it really looked good.  There is something about the deep red color of some wines and the way in which it swirls around the glass that is attractive. 

So?  Don’t accept things at face value.  The advertising for destruction is attractive.  Keep in mind that Satan is called the “angel of light” for a reason. 

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