Heaven is My Happily Ever After

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Happily Ever After.” “And they lived happily ever after.” Think about this line for a few minutes. Are you living happily ever after? If not, what will it take for you to get there? While I do think I live a pretty joyful life, in the it […]

Proverbs 31:6-7

“Alcohol is for the dying, and wine for those in bitter distress. Let them drink to forget their poverty and remember their troubles no more.” Proverbs 31:6-7

Historically, wine and other alcoholic drinks have been used for medicinal purposes; to soothe pains, sterilize wounds, and to settle one nerves. However, it is often used in excess because of its calming properties and causes people to lose their judgement. King Lemuel’s mother knew that alcohol was better used by people who actually need it.

Proverbs 31:3-5

“…do not waste your strength on women, on those who ruin kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, to guzzle wine.
Rulers should not crave alcohol. For if they drink, they may forget the law and not give justice to the oppressed” Proverbs 31:3-5

This verse tells Lemuel and every young person to not waste their time and energy on frivolous relationships. Lemuel’s mother also knew that alcohol would mess up his thinking, especially as a king. If you are a leader whether you are a older sibling or president of the United states you need make sure that your brain is fully functioning so you can make the right decisions and be mindful of all the people you are leading otherwise the ones who follow may stumble along with you.