All too common a myth about Christianity is that you are not allowed to drink.
When in fact, Jesus did…
Luke 7:34 – The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’
“Son of Man” means Jesus.
The scripture would not say “drunkard” if they were not talking about Jesus drinking alcohol.
Here is another myth buster…
1 Timothy 5 – Don’t drink only water. You ought to drink a little wine for the sake of your stomach because you are sick so often.
The apostle Paul said this to his student, Timothy.
Timothy was nervous about his leadership position and had stomach issues so Paul prescribed a little alcohol.
LITTLE is the keyword.
I think that is where the confusion begins.
Because the scriptures DO condemn getting drunk…
Proverbs 20:1 – Wine produces mockers; alcohol leads to brawls. Those led astray by drink cannot be wise.
You lose your faculties, common sense, and make a fool of Christ (if you are a Christian) or a fool of yourself (if you are not a Christian).
I am not judging (I used to get drunk a lot)… I am only sharing the truth to help you make better decisions in life.
Since I quit drinking (to get drunk), I have found a lot of time.
I have exchanged those 4 or 5 hours for education.
Now I can use those hours to strengthen my character instead of using alcohol to cover up my inadequacies.
It’s all a part of Satan’s scheme. He uses any tool he can to distract you from living a life of joy, peace, and all of the fruits and freedoms of being a child of God.
Just think about it… we who believe are His heirs. We have power, authority, and leadership from the Creator of the universe. It’s like being a child of an earthly king or president. Your Dad wants you to succeed. He gives you all the tools to help you in your journey. But out of love, He will not do it FOR you… that is called enabling.
In the same way, we have all the resources of the King of Kings. He even lives in our hearts. He is with us always.
If you are experiencing stress and pain, let go and let Jesus walk with you.