Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
And while this warning is true and applicable, it is just one sIn that sinful human beings do when they are searching for pleasure and fulfillment in something without seeking peace in the Prince of Peace. Only a true, lasting, secure relationship with Jesus Christ can satisfy. Everything else is temporary or damaging, even deadly.
Whatever sIn you are involved in, repent and surrender to GOD, agreeing that it is wrong and offensive to a Holy GOD who loves you and wants better things for you. Let Jesus deliver you today from whatever holds you back from serving Him.
Celebrate the freedom we have in Christ, and live in Him and for Him that others may know of His mighty works.
Jefferson A. Sweet