Nightly Devos April 23

Okay, so I was reading Proverbs 23 the other night, and I copied down these five verses in KJV, but I'll copy them in the Amplified version, so it's easier to understand: "Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness and dimness of eyes? Those who tarry long at the wine, those who go to seek and try mixed wine. Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the wineglass, when it goes down smoothly. At the last it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder. [Under the influence of wine] your eyes will behold strange things [and loose women] and your mind will utter things turned the wrong way [untrue, incorrect, and petulant]." What I understood about this passage was the dangers of getting drunk. I've already decided that I will NEVER have my first alcoholic drink. Not when I'm legal, not ever. I've seen how it can ruin people's lives. A verse I memorized that night (Proverbs 20:1) has the same topic: "Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise." (NASB)
Hope you took time to read this. Hope it touched your heart. Praying for you!


1 comment:

  1. Hey!
    I really like this blog post. I totally agree. Not only can alcohol have a bad effect on the drinker but also on others. Before I was born my uncle was killed because of a drunk driver, and I am just so glad he was a Christian. Anyway, I don't think I will ever have an alcoholic drink either.