Wisdom Centered View of Alcohol
Passage: Proverbs 23:29–23:35
“Wisdom Centered View of Alcohol”
Proverbs 23:29-35, et al.
Pastor Ryan Brice
September 15, 2019
Wisdom’s Riddle Concerning Alcohol
• 29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has strife? Who has complaining?
Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes?
• 30 Those who tarry long over wine;
those who go to try mixed wine.
ₒ Proverbs 9:1-5
ₒ Ecclesiastes 9:7
ₒ Proverbs 20:1
Wisdom’s Command Concerning Alcohol
• 31 Do not look at wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup
and goes down smoothly.
• 32 In the end it bites like a serpent
and stings like an adder.
ₒ Proverbs 21:17
ₒ Proverbs 23:19-21
Wisdom’s Warnings Concerning Alcohol
• 33a Your eyes will see strange things,
ₒ Proverbs 31:4-7
• 33b and your heart utter perverse things.
ₒ Proverbs 4:23
• 34 You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,
like one who lies on the top of a mast.
ₒ Proverbs 25:28
Wisdom’s Conclusion Concerning Alcohol
• 35 “They struck me,” you will say, “but I was not hurt;
they beat me, but I did not feel it.
When shall I awake?
I must have another drink.”
• Christians must take care to not be influenced by intoxicants so that we may remain
sober-minded and Spirit-led.
ₒ I Peter 5:8
ₒ Ephesians 5:17, 18
• In what ways does overconsumption of alcohol lead to other sinful choices?
• Why is it important that Christians remain sober-minded?