Wisdom Centered View of Alcohol

September 15, 2019 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Proverbs: Knowing Wisdom

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.”

So What?

• 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

Further Discussion

• In what ways does overconsumption of alcohol lead to other sinful choices?

• Why is it important that Christians remain sober-minded?


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