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Just a Glass

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I grew up in a home with parents who did not drink alcohol. This was more my Mom’s conviction than my Dad’s but he always stood by what she wanted. I do not remember ever seeing either of my parents take a sip of any kind of wine, beer, or hard liquor.

My Dad use to preach at Rescue Missions and he would bring the entire family with him. We would sit on the platform as he preached. All of us kids would sing and my Mom would sit and cry for all those poor souls that had been ravaged by alcohol. My mom would say as we left if they had never taken that first drink they might not of been here. Naturally, this reinforced the idea that drinking is just not worth it.

As an adult I have had alcohol a handful of times but I really don’t like the taste much, thankfully. Because of my Mom’s words always rolling around in the back of my head I don’t want to aquire a taste either!

I am saying all this to say one thing:

If you need a glass of wine to take the edge off as your spouse pulls up the driveway, then my friend you are wading in very dangerous waters! You do not need a glass of wine to handle your situation no matter how bad it is!  Listen to me, Jesus can help you!

Don’t forget your in a war!

This does not mean you can’t ever have a glass of wine again but for now I would wait. I would wait until things get better between you and your spouse. Really better! You need to be very very careful. It is possible and highly likely that if you continue to have “just a glass” you will develop a destructive habit that you NEVER intended on having.

Proverbs 23: 29

Who has woe? Who has sorrow?

Who has strife? Who has complaints?

Who has needless bruises?

Who has bloodshot eyes?

Those who linger over wine,

Who go to sample bowls of mixed wine

Do not gaze at wine when it is red,

When it sparkles in the cup,

When it goes down smoothly!

In the end it bites like a snake

and poisons like a viper.


It absolutely sucks that you have to do the smart thing, but you have too!!! You have to do the smart thing!


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