(Proverbs 23:30 KJV) They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
When seen in isolation there is something you might not notice in this verse: It is the answer to a question. To summarize the previous verse, the question is, “Who is really messed up?” Solomon’s editors probably would not let him make it that simple but this would be the Reader’s Digest version or perhaps the Message.
The point is that alcoholic beverages tend to mess you up. It is not a blanket indictment, just an observation. If that bothers you think about why.
So? What do you think the list would say if every bottle of wine came with the same type of printout that your medication is required to provide. God provided a brain that has more than instinct.
Monday, July 23, 2018
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