Proverbs 23:33-35 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
Have you ever seen drunken people? I have, and lots of them. I was not always a Pastor. Before I was saved, I was a bouncer at a local nightclub. Nightly, it was my job to toss people out who caused problems in the lounge. Why would they need a person like me for that job? Why did they pay good money to have me stand around trying to threaten people into to being good, and then when they would act up, toss them out on their ear? Why? Well it is because drunken people have a tendency to cause problems.
Think about it, a person comes into a business, pays good money to the establishment to serve them something that will make them unable to walk, and not act right. Then the business takes that person’s money and pays someone else to toss them out because they are acting that way. Why not just open the door, hand the bouncer twenty bucks and leave? Skip the middleman and save a headache in the morning.
Today’s scripture, written hundreds of years ago, shows the picture of a drunkard today. Nothing has changed. Intoxicated people chase the opposite gender, often while in a committed relationship. They are found passed out in some of the strangest places. They wake up from their inebriated condition and ask what happened to me? They say stupid things to the wrong people, get beat senseless and then wonder why would anyone pick on me? What is their answer to all their problems? Yup, it is another drink. They think drinking is the only thing that will help them forget all their woes.
Is there real help? Yes! His name is Jesus and He is waiting right now to help you out of Satan’s alcohol trap.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Many people trapped in the alcohol maze have forsaken the real answer to all their problems. Jesus. However, many have also turned to Him and watched Him create in them a life brand new. The only real way out of the bottle is up.
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Matthew 10 – 12 / Proverbs 23:33-35
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Song of So. 1-4 / Gal. 5
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