Wine is a mocker, beer is a brawler, and whoever staggers because of them is not wise. Proverbs 20:1 HCSB
Just this week in the news there was an account of young man who jumped the curb with the car he was driving and ran over a five year old boy who was riding his scooter on the sidewalk. The driver did not stop. Sadly, the little boy was killed. The police were able to track down the car and eventually charged the young man with murder and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. His bail was set at one million dollars. Because of one young man’s mistake, he has ended the life of an innocent little boy and he has ruined his own life for many years to come, not to mention the family of the little boy and his own family.
This proverb gives some very wise advice. Wine will mock a person and make a fool of him if he drinks it. Beer can make one more aggressive and cause him to lose his good judgment. Someone who drinks too much alcohol will stagger and possibly even cause a bad accident if he is driving. Therefore, the wise person will avoid alcohol and drugs.
Challenge: Be wise and stay away from alcohol and drugs. They will ultimately bring difficulties to your life. Ask God to help you avoid the temptation to drink or take drugs.