208. A time for wine

Proverbs 31:6-7
6Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
7Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

We all know that the affects of alcohol can be disastrous for some people. It should not be used as a crutch to make it through the day. If you need a drink of alcohol to get started, then you need help. If you know someone who is like this and you care for them then please encourage them to get help.
Alcohol has many good uses. It can be used to make water safe to drink by fermentation of grape juice. Alcohol can be used to clean wounds. Alcohol can be used to deliver medicines. Alcohol can be used to ease the pain so that medical attention can be given in a primitive setting. Most of all alcohol can be used to help you relax after all your work is done at the end of the day and you are where you will sleep for the night.
As with anything in excess there can be detrimental consequences. Alcoholism can be a progressive disease.Be your fellow human’s keeper and let them know if they rely on the bottle a little too much. Watch out for the ones you care for.

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