At this season of joyful excess, these words come as a powerful reminder of the danger of the season of too much joyful excess.
Remember in your prayers those who do not know when to say No! Enough!
Today’s post is simply a quote from Proverbs 23
29 Who has woe? Who has sorrow?
Who has strife? Who has complaints?
Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?
30 Those who linger over wine,
who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.
31 Do not gaze at wine when it is red,
when it sparkles in the cup,
when it goes down smoothly!
32 In the end it bites like a snake
and poisons like a viper.
33 Your eyes will see strange sights,
and your mind will imagine confusing things.
34 You will be like one sleeping on the high seas,
lying on top of the rigging.
35 ‘They hit me,’ you will say, ‘but I’m not hurt!
They beat me, but I don’t feel it!
When will I wake up
so I can find another drink?