(Proverbs 31:4 KJV) It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:
As I read this verse I am reminded that President Trump does not drink alcoholic beverages. I don’t think that is any proof-text that he is God’s man of the hour, but it is interesting considering how much certain people hate him. I would be willing to bet that everyone who hates him is comfortable having a glass of “wine” (3196). I would venture a guess that most of them use things much stronger and more illegal.
Have you ever been mocked because you don’t drink? I have. I will admit that most of the time it is good natured ribbing but there was also a deeper discomfort. The discomfort was not in me. I am comfortable not drinking and it does not bother me when they hoist a few. The tension is in them. That tension is present any time you take a stand that makes you stand out from the crowd. It is even worse when the stand is clearly Biblical morality and not just alcohol which is a bit more nuanced.
So? I think you would be better off as a teetotaler but won’t condemn you to hell if you aren’t. It is one of those things that has never been a problem for me and I am grateful for that. I just wish I didn’t have a problem with gluttony.
Friday, May 31, 2019
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I have nothing against tee-totalers, I'm one myself these days. I DO get disgusted when some folks make a "Christian" issue of it when Jesus Himself drank wine.
Of course you have to deal with those people who think Jesus drank Welch's while he read the KJV.
Grace and peace
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