Yes, Jesus turned water into wine. I know, great story, but I’m going to face this dilemma without discussing the types of wine and back in the day and all of that.

I think the issue of alcohol is something that can be targeted on a heart level.

The bible says:

“Give not thy strength unto women, or thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes to say, “where is strong drink?” Lest they drink and forget the law and pervert the justice due to any that is afflicted.

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish and wine unto the bitter in soul: let him drink and forget his poverty and remember his misery no more.

Open thy mouth for the dumb, in the cause of all such as are left desolate. Open thy mouth, judge righteously and minister justice to the poor and needy.” (Proverbs 31:3-9 ASV)

In the bible, it isn’t recommended for kings to drink alcohol, rather it is for those who are poor and dying. The question isn’t really if alcohol is right or wrong, but who are you? Or, who do you want to be?

Life may have made you miserable and poor, but Jesus can make you a king.

Jesus became a curse that you could be blessed for all of your days. This is His free gift.

When you think about it, the people who drink, drink to get loose in a party or go the bar to forget all of their worries. Most times, though songs make alcohol seem fun and cool, alcohol is a substance that can help you forget about your life for the moment. Alcohol addicts have a poor and miserable soul. But, it doesn’t have to stay that way forever.

Wouldn’t it be better to enjoy your life, live righteously, love God and if there are trials, have Jesus be your hiding place and hope? I think it is. Jesus has real answers, but alcohol can only make you forget your problems.

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