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KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:
Proverbs 31:4-6 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:
In church we sing a song; “I’m a Child of the King, A Child of the King, with Jesus My Saviour I’m a Child of the King.” Children of the king are called Prince or Princess. Tonight millions of people all over the world will be ushering in the New Year with many festivities. A lot of them include alcohol. Sadly, many drinking at those parties will include church members.
The Bible says Children of the King, a prince or princess, should not drink. Why, “Lest they drink, and forget the law.” This is not just the law of man, but also the law of God. I can hear some of you now; “we’re not under the law,” and you’re right. However, when you were saved you were saying, I love you God and will obey your commandments. We should obey the law of God now not because of the law, but because of our love for the lawgiver, God.
Our test also says we might, “pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.” In other words, ruin our testimony. In one night, we can ruin our testimony for the rest of the next year. They see us doing as they do and think, “Do I need their God? I’m just like them.”
Who should use alcohol? The medical professionals of that time used it to relieve the pain of death in some, and those with heavy hearts. (Heavy hearts are not the lonely and sad for those of you who thought here is my excuse to get plowed.) The Hebrew definition for “heavy hearts” is “Bitter of Soul.” Should a Christian be Bitter of Soul? NO. The Bible says rejoice in the Lord always. Celebrate Christ, your Salvation.
CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:
As this day draws to an end and one more years slips away, let’s not let Satan steal our testimony we tried all year to convey to our lost friends. Stand Up for Jesus. Leave the Alcohol to the lost. Act like royalty. Let’s LIVE FOR CHRIST. Have a safe and Happy New Year.
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