As Christians, we are not to go to the bars or to get drunk. Instead, we are sober minded and allow the Holy Spirit to come in.
Daily Prayer:Oh Lord, I pray for those that are addicted to drinking alcohol. My heart is saddened to see these people destroying their lives. So many marriages are shattered because of spouses and even children getting drunk. Unnecessary contention is stirred up because of alcohol. There is so much sadness and depression because of this drug. Lord, convict every person with this addiction that what they are doing is wrong. Help them know that when they drink, they are not only hurting their own lives but the people they are around. May they come to realize the gravity of their situation with the people they are around and You. Help them know that until their chains are broken, their lusts for these things will never stop. Only You can scatter the darkness and lead us into Your light. We are not able to be sober minded on our own but You can help us overcome all things. We are overcomers with You in our life, Jesus. May more Christians learn the importance of fighting against sin and no longer abide in it. Help them understand the importance of raising their shield of faith, in order to fight against temptation. It is when we let our guard down is when things start to fall apart. So we ask You, Lord, to lead us and guide us. Help us to be warriors for Your cause. Your love surpasses the happiness of this world, for Your love is greater. There is so much more joy in Your presence. We love You. Amen.
Proverbs 23:29-33 (KJV)
29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
31 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.
Proverbs 23:23-25 (KJV)
23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
Proverbs 23:19-21 (KJV)
19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
Proverbs 23:7 (KJV)
7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.