(Proverbs 23:34 KJV) Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
Just in case you are still living in denial, this is not praise for clever behavior or the ability to think outside the box. This is a reminder of all the really retarded actions you have taken in your life if you are someone who gets drunk. You may not remember. That may be a result of the alcohol blocking your memory. It may be that the alcohol killed the brain cells tasked with remembering that moment. It may just be a psychological defensive measure because you could not live with the embarrassment when you were sober.
Alcohol has a place. I admit that. Usually its place is in a bottle waiting for a medical emergency or a time in life where things are totally hopeless (see the beginning of chapter 31). I may be that something else makes you forget the important things. I guess gluttony or a juicy bit of gossip can also make us embarrass ourselves.
So? We all make mistakes. I guess this is a reminder that we should work to avoid situations which make the mistake a guarantee instead of a possibility. This is a good reminder during the Christmas/New Year holidays.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
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