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.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Which Came First?

(Pro 23:29 KJV)  Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

Yes, I am aware that Paul advises Timothy to take a little wine for his stomach’s sake.  No, I don’t believe that the wine Jesus made from water was alcohol free.  I accept the fact that people have used wine for years to kill the germs in their drinking water.  I wonder how that would work in our water today?  Another question that comes to mind in this verse, which came first, the woe (188, KJV; 190 NASB) or the wine?

There are a lot of questions.  There is one salient point:  Drunkenness is sin.  Consider the list Paul gives us.

(Gal 5:21 KJV)  Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Notice that the people on this list will not be at the wedding feast of the Lamb.

So?  Stomach problems?  Wine might work or you might just stop eating the foods that cause the problem.  Water dirty?  Again, wine might work but make sure that you can’t see the color or make the mixture too strong.  Best bet is steer clear. 

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