Proverbs 23-Alcohol

Proverbs 23:31-32

I. The Devil’s brew DERIDES

Prov 20:1  Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

 

Proverbs 23:31-35 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. 33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. 34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. 35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

  1. It makes you talk foolishly
    2. It makes you think foolishly
    3. It makes you toil foolishly

living for the next drink, the next paycheck to spend at the bar

II. The Devil’s brew DELUDES

Isa 28:7-8 But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment. 8 For all tables are full of vomit and filthiness, so that there is no place clean.

  1. It deceives preachers – they won’t preach against it
    2. It deceives politicians – they are bought by it
    3. It deceives people – they think it is necessary

{Deception about the Prohibition era}

III. The Devil’s brew DEFILES

Prov 23:33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
1. It defiles your mind
2. It defiles your mouth
3. It defiles your morals

IV. The Devil’s brew DESTROYS

Prov 23:32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder
1. It destroys one’s home
2. It destroys one’s health
3. It destroys one’s hope

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