And what about having
a few beer, a glass of wine, champagne or a shot or two of the hard stuff?.Ephesians
28:7 "...in the holy place shalt you cause the strong wine to be poured
unto the LORD for a drink offering." Psalms
104:15 "And wine that makes glad the heart of man and oil to make his
face to shine and bread which strengthens man's heart."
Remember, balance in all
things is the key. Listen to your best friend, the Creator in your
heart through which
One of my
favorite times is having a few beer on a hot afternoon while barbecuing
fish or steak or chicken.(the
beef and chicken I eat very occasionally and organic
grass fed beef, wild elk, bison and organic free range chickens are way
more nutritious and flavorful, albeit, regarding the beef, the grass fed
is a little tougher chewing, so marinate it in a marinage such as an organic
yogurt or whatever, overnight before cooking and add a little cumin
to it as it makes it more digestible;
and low temperature cooking is best always of course; just don't overcook
and dry it all out; for preferably fresh, not frozen and thawed, chicken,
all you need is the grey sea salt, black pepper and fresh lemon juice on
it (try it also by adding cumin) and cook to a medium heat for about 40
minutes, depending upon altitude and if you're using wood, gas or electricity;
wood or gas is best for succulent
flavor and crispy brown skin is wonderful; you could also try cooking pieces
of succulent chicken with ample
garlic and a little sherry).
Some believe that when the
talks about wine.(Mark
was only grape juice..Ungers
Testament wine was fermented grape juice, an intoxicant,
like as used with this couple:.Song
of Solomon 2:4. Unger's explanation fits with.Psalms
104:15; Amos 9:14,15.
Emmanuel's first miracle
was to turn water into wine at a wedding which was short of booze. Emmanuel
turns water into wine, not grape juice!.John
is it that leads to substance abuse such as alcoholism?
It is better
to sit tight than to drive tight?
Drunkenness is no good.
It can lead to alcoholism if one consistently chooses to get drunk:.Isaiah
5:11 "Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may
follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!".Those
who drown themselves in drink, usually do not have far to sink! But, they
Those who drink to escape
whatever and those who drink to gain courage, have a problem. The drink
will begin to control them and not vice
Do not be 'given' to drink,
where you 'just got to have it', where it controls you and you do not control
it. A question to ask is 'Does my hunger control me or do I control my
6:12 "All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient.
All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power
of any." Romans 6:12,13 "Let
not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in
the lusts thereof...Neither yield ye your
members as instruments of unrighteousness.(keeping
parts of the Old Testament Mosaic Law as verse 14 partially shows).unto
sin, but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead
and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God."
Our tastes and habits keep
us bound to that which may be hurting us:.Habakkuk
2:15 "Woe unto him that gives his neighbour drink, that puts his bottle
to him and makes him drunken also, that you may look on their nakedness!"
do we break horrible habits that in effect, cause
us to reject what is good for us?
Derek Sanderson, NHL legend,
once named by Cosmopolitan Magazine as one of the sexiest men in
America lost $4 million plus, pursuing a lifestyle he was convinced would
give him happiness; a lifestyle that took him from stardom down the ABC
broads and cocaine).of
wild parties to a bum on a park bench trying to steal a bottle from a fellow
Derek sowed the wild lifestyle
for a while and then reaped a compounding of hardship, anguish and poverty
for it. Without the hard times, could he have turned around? He had to
come to the point where it was just sickening to him, before he could lift
his head up and consider a different direction. Derek had hit bottom.
and sufferings are always for a purpose if you're not deep in heart
an evil person and just one who has 'lost his way'. God could take the
trials away, but He knows that even wisdom
coming late, gets you outta dah gate!
Until we struggle to learn
realign our lives,
troubles seem to just hang around.
Derek tried detox 13 times.
Finally he made the decision."I
said, God help me, I can't live this way anymore.".A
counselor told him."You
don't know how to live. That's what you're afraid of.".Since
that day he's been clean! Now he's 68 (2017), married and has a 8 year
old son and is part of a Boston group managing the affairs of pro athletes.
pursuit of happiness is not the pursuit of pleasure.".In
fact you don't go to find happiness. You simply decide to be happy and
to get drunk.(need
help here?), but those already
in good attitudes who drink to get 'feeling good' usually have a good time:.Ecclesiastes
And what did Solomon, probably
the wisest man who ever lived say?.Ecclesiastes
10:19; 9:7; Proverbs