12 thoughts on “Proverbs 20:1

  1. ceponatia says:

    That’s just what I took away from that bible verse, haha. That stuff was written thousands of years ago and there were probably still people hiding casks of wine under their bed so their wives wouldn’t find them. Kind of funny to think about if it wasn’t so depressing to know that after thousands of years we’ve gotten absolutely nowhere with addiction.

    I’ve always been on the fence about alcohol… I’m more on the side of freedom where everybody should be allowed to do what they want as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone but at the same time there’s really no logical reason for alcohol to be produced and sold. There are no health benefits to it at all (wives always point to the research that says a glass of red wine is good for your heart but no red wine at all is probably better for your body overall, lol). But then you look back at prohibition and that was such a crime riddled time for our country and it would be insane to suggest that anyone should go to prison for drinking beer in a speakeasy.

    At the end of the day I guess we all just have to be more responsible.

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  2. I agree with you, here. I honestly lean towards the concept of, “everything in moderation.” It’s interesting because for a lot of studies you find about the health benefits of something, you can find one with the negative effects. I actually posted this because I had it in my drafts and wanted to go on and publish. I still drink the occasional glass of wine, but not in excess.

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  3. One needs to balance this with what St. Paul has to say on the health benefits of a little bit of wine for the stomach and of course with the wonderful story of Jesus turning water into wine. I guess we learn from this is that moderation is the key.

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  4. All great comments and to them I’d only add that Proverbs, as wise as they are, are not quotes from God; rather, they are wisdom writings of King Solomon.
    Solomon was a man who had many wives, slaves, and concubines from many of his neighboring countries and also wrote, “A constant dripping on a day of steady rain and a contentious woman are alike; he who would restrain her restrains the wind, and grasps oil with his right hand.” LOL

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