# 18 Joys of Alcohol

25 Sep

God’s Word:  Proverbs 23:29-35

God’s Message to Me:

Wine is not to be judged by its label, or its bouquet, or its full-bodied flavor.  Rather, judge it by the hangover you will get from it—the splitting headache or the queasy stomach.  Recall the enjoyment of seeing double with your speech all slurred.  Reeling and seasick, drunk as a sailor?  Ah yes, the joys of alcohol!

And there is the joy of the revenue alcohol brings in to so many benefactors.  Sales bring in well over 100 billion annually.  Annual health care costs, directly related to alcohol are nearly 50 billion.  And there is the money the funeral homes rake in.  Annual alcohol related deaths are 2. 5 million—world wide.  What about the money paid to divorce lawyers?  Ah yes, the joys of alcohol!

The joy alcohol brings to the family circle cannot be forgotten.  Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the leading known cause of mental retardation – and the most preventable of all birth defects.  The issues alcohol brings to the family might be financial, emotional pain and agony, physical and health issues, abuse, the victim excuse, humiliation, social deprivation, loss of dignity and respect, or all of these wrapped up into one alcoholic family. Ah yes, the joys of alcohol!

God’s Question to Me:  I give you free choice with alcohol.  Which will you choose— to use, abuse or refuse?  http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/RethinkingDrinking/Rethinking_Drinking.pdf

God’s Promise to Me:  To choose to use alcohol is the first step in the choice to abuse alcohol.  To choose to refuse will give you lasting joy.

My Song to God:     We’ve Been Made More Than Conquers

Chorus:
We’ve been made more than conquerors
Overcomers in this life
We’ve been made victorious
Through the blood of Jesus Christ!

When troubles come knockin’ at your door
Don’t be afraid, you know it’s not like before
Don’t you give in, don’t let it bring you down
Cause you dont have to worry anymore!

Chorus:
We’ve been made more than conquerors
Overcomers in this life
We’ve been made victorious
Through the blood of Jesus Christ!

Hold on, we’re getting stronger everyday
There’s no reason for you to go astray
Don’t go leaning to your understanding
Cause you dont have to worry anyway!

Chorus:
We’ve been made more than conquerors
Overcomers in this life
We’ve been made victorious
Through the blood of Jesus Christ!

Through the power of Jesus Christ

Scriptural Reference:
“we’ve been made more than conquerors through him that loved us.” Romans 8:37
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EflXhAltlmI   Sung by Acapella–beautiful!

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