Saturday, 7 August 2010

Proverbs - Wine

Proverbs 23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:
And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. 

Wow, here it really says in plain language, that an uncontrolled appetite, is dangerous and bad! If you look at the world, you will see it in many things, the crimes mainly.
Alcohol - many crimes are about because of uncontrolled appetite. If they could control their appetite, they wouldn't drink alcohol in the first place!
Prov 23:19   Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way. 
23:20   Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh: 
23:21   For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

The drunkard and the glutton are pacificly named. Do not glut yourself, and do not "drink".
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. The simple are the ones that drink, and glut themselves on food when they shouldn't. The prudent are wise and don't.
Prov 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Those that are deceived by drink, is not wise. It has been said, in the Bible.

1 Kings 4:30 And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt. 
4:31 For he was wiser than all men; ...................... and his fame was in all nations round about.
4:32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.

Wow! And we only have about 30! And indeed, they are proverbs to be remembered.


  1. Cool stuff! King Solomon has an interesting take on things, doesn't he? There certainly are some awesome, thought-provoking proverbs there, aren't there!


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