As those who bear God's name, who are filled with the Spirit, drunkenness should never be something we make peace with or make light of. We want to rightly enjoy God's good gifts, feasting and celebrating with what Calvin called an "honest and moderate liberality." But drunkenness perverts God's good gift into debauchery, danger, and destruction.
While recently reflecting on George Herbert’s poem, The Agony, I was reminded of an excellent sermon my former pastor, Ryan Fullerton, preached from the book of Proverbs on a Biblical perspective on alcohol. In the sermon, Ryan looked at how the Bible describes alcohol both as a good and dangerous gift from God. Here, I want to briefly summarize … Continue reading The Blessing of Wine