There are a lot of things that people do for enjoyment that are potentially dangerous. Skydiving comes to mind. Scuba diving with sharks. Hunting for snakes. EEUU. And though sudden death is highly unlikely, drinking alcohol is also potentially dangerous.
I have seen firsthand the consequences of it turning to alcoholism. My mother-in-law went into an alcohol-induced coma at the age of 45. Though she came out of it, her life was never the same. I have other close relatives who have struggled with the disease causing havoc on their life with serious consequences.
We all know someone who has struggled with alcohol. Does that make it wrong to drink? Not necessarily. But one must consider the danger of what it could lead to. Listen to how Proverbs 23:29-35 describes it: Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who had contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who had redness of eyes? Those who linger long over wine. Those who search for mixed wine. Do not look on the wine when it glistens red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly; At the end - like a serpent it bites, and like a viper it stings. Your eyes will see strange things and your heart will speak perverse things.
Proverbs 12 times warns us against the over use of alcohol. Is it the best choice when it is potentially so destructive? Would you or will you be able to stop before it hurts your mind and your body? If you choose to pick up the "snake" just be careful that it doesn't bite you.
...in His Grip.
Coach's tip - Sometimes what didn't work out for you really worked out for you.
For some of the best teaching on this topic, go to: https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/1936
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Wits End - What's Going Into Your Head?