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, August 23, 2021

Medicinal Purposes

(Pro 23:31 KJV)  Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.

Whenever alcohol comes up the drinkers always refer to Jesus turning water into wine and Paul telling Timothy to take some wine for his stomach.  Let me respond to the second based on this verse.  Paul was telling Timothy to use the wine like a medicine.  What seems to be one characteristic of medicines?  They do not taste good.  I could easily use wine as a medicine because I hate the smell of alcohol.  I would always limit myself to what was required.

Notice the warning against using wine when it goes down easy, when its color seems warm and inviting.  Balance is a good solid Christian virtue.  In some cases abstinence is even better.

So?  If you feel a need to justify your alcohol then maybe it is something that needs to be rethought. 

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