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.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Don’t Tarry, Don’t Seek

(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.

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