STRONG WORDS!

I had to smile recently when I heard that an alcoholic beverage damages the brain! Common sense observation can watch those who indulge, and see its effects shortly after it is consumed.  Have you ever watched the defensive attitude of another when you present such a conclusion as researchers have of recent?

The simple conclusion offered by Solomon, in all of his wisdom, reads in Proverbs 20:1 “Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler.  And whoever is intoxicated by it is not wise.”  I only wish I had a camera available when I observed the antics of one who has been imbibing alcohol.  It is pathetic!

Having watched indulgence to the point of brawling has solidified my attitude to be very negative.  That chapter of Proverbs 20 has a few other words that align themselves – “anger, forfeits his own life, strife, quarrel, sluggard, begs, and has nothing”.

In contrast: “a plan in the heart, like deep water, understanding, loyalty, trustworthy, integrity, sons who follow after the father, justice, disperses evil.”

He goes back to: “different weights and measures, abominable to the Lord”.

Then: “It is by his deeds that a lad distinguishes himself if his conduct is pure and right.”

There is much more in Proverbs 20 that shows the effects of alcohol and it’s leading to the unraveling of a person’s life, and the stability of one who avoids those paths.

A few conclusions at the end of life:

                          “The glory of young men is their strength.

                          The honor of old men is their gray hair.”  Proverbs 20:29

If something is questionable, it will probably be far from beneficial!   

-Ted

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