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Thursday 18th June 2020 Devotion
Scripture:- Genesis 9:1-26
Topic:- Why You Should Not Drink Alcohol [1]
Text:- Deuteronomy 21:20

  1. Genesis 9:20-26 says Noah became drunk; the result was immorality and family trouble.
  2. Genesis 19:30-38 says Lot was so drunk he did not know what he was doing; this led to immorality.
  3. Leviticus 10:9-11, God commanded Priests not to drink so that they could tell the difference between the holy and the unholy.
  4. Numbers 6:3, The Nazarites were told to eat or drink nothing from the grape vine.
  5. Deuteronomy 21:20, A drunken son was stubborn and rebellious.
  6. Deuteronomy 29:5-6, God gave no grape juice to Israel nor did they have intoxicating drink in the wilderness.
  7. Deuteronomy 32:33, Intoxicating wine is like the poison of serpents, the cruel venom of asps.
  8. Judges 13:4, 7, 14 says Samson was to be a Nazarite for life. His mother was told not to drink wine or strong drink.
  9. 1 Samuel 1:14-15, Accused, Hannah said she drank no wine.
  10. 1 Samuel 25:32-38, Nabal died after a drunken spree.
  11. 2 Samuel 11:13, By getting Uriah drunk, David hoped to cover his sin.
  12. 2 Samuel 13:28-29, Amnon was drunk when he was killed.
  13. 1 Kings 16:8-10, The king was drinking himself into drunkenness when he was assassinated.
  14. 1 Kings 20:12-21 says Ben-Hadad and 32 other kings were drinking when they were attacked and defeated by the Israelites.
  15. Esther 1:5-12, The king gave each one all the drink he wanted. The king was intoxicated when he commanded the queen to come.
  16. Psalm 75:8 says The Lord’s anger is pictured as mixed wine poured out and drunk by the wicked.
  17. Proverbs 4:17 says Alcoholic drink is called the wine of violence.
  18. Proverbs 20:1, Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging.
  19. Proverbs 23:19-20 says A wise person will not be among the drinkers of alcoholic beverages.
  20. Proverbs 23:21 says Drunkenness causes poverty.
  21. Proverbs 23:29-30 says Drinking causes woe, sorrow, fighting, babbling, wounds without cause and red eyes.
  22. Proverbs 23:31, God instructs not to look at intoxicating drinks.
  23. Proverbs 23:32 says Alcoholic drinks bite like a serpent, sting like an adder.
  24. Proverbs 23:33 says Alcohol causes the drinker to have strange and adulterous thoughts, produces willfulness, and prevents reformation.
  25. Proverbs 23:34 says Alcohol makes the drinker unstable
  26. Proverbs 23:35 – Alcohol makes the drinker insensitive to pain so he does not perceive it as a warning. Alcohol is habit forming.
  27. Proverb 31:4-5, Kings, Princes, and others who rule and judge must not drink alcohol. Alcohol perverts good judgment.
  28. Proverbs 31:6-7 says Strong drink could be given to those about to perish or those in pain. Better anesthetics are available today.
  29. Ecclesiastes 2:3; 12:8 says The king tried everything, including intoxicating drink, to see if it satisfied. It did not.
  30. Ecclesiastes 10:17, A land is blessed when its leaders do not drink.
  31. Isaiah 5:11-12 says Woe to those who get up early to drink and stay up late at night to get drunk.
  32. Isaiah 5:22 says Woe to “champion” drinkers and “experts” at mixing drinks.
  33. Isaiah 19:14 says Drunken men stagger in their vomit.
  34. Isaiah 22:12-13 says The Israelites choose to drink; their future looks hopeless to them.
  35. Isaiah 24:9 says Drinkers cannot escape the consequences when God judges.
  36. Isaiah 28:1 – God pronounces woe on the drunkards of Ephraim.
  37. Isaiah 28:3 says Proud drunkards shall be trodden down.
  38. Isaiah 28:7, Priests and Prophets stagger and reel from beer and wine, err in vision, and stumble in judgment.
  39. Isaiah 28:8 says Drinkers’ tables are covered with vomit and filth.
  40. Isaiah 56:9-12 says Drinkers seek their own gain and expect tomorrow to be just like today.

Prayer Point:- Oh Lord God, help me to resist falling into the sin of intoxicating drink, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Have A Glorious Thursday!

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu
Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu
Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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