Drinking

Proverbs 23:19-35: Oh how I wish the Bible said, “Thou shall not drink alcohol.” It doesn’t, but it does have plenty to say about it. Today’s verses from Proverbs speak for themselves.
Proverbs 23:29 “Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has strife? Who has complaining?
Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes?
30 Those who tarry long over wine;
those who go to try mixed wine.
31 Do not look at wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup
and goes down smoothly.
32 In the end it bites like a serpent
and stings like an adder.
33 Your eyes will see strange things,
and your heart utter perverse things.
34 You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,
like one who lies on the top of a mast.
35 “They struck me,” you will say, “but I was not hurt;
they beat me, but I did not feel it.
When shall I awake?
I must have another drink.”
As a person who has suffered the death of loved ones due to the affects of alcohol I am definitely biased, but I have never seen alcohol misused by someone who never chose to drink.

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