Saturday, December 31, 2016



ISAIAH 5:11, 20-22 (NLT)

11 What sorrow for those who get up early in the morning looking for a drink of alcohol and spend long evenings drinking wine to make themselves flaming drunk. 20 What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. 21 What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever. 22 What sorrow for those who are heroes at drinking wine and boast about all the alcohol they can hold.

When we reject God, our perception of right and wrong becomes distorted. Our behavior becomes dysfunctional and irrational. We call our compulsions good, as we begin to disrespect others on our path. We don’t see reality for what it is because we’ve abandoned The One who created it! The only way to get back to reality is to turn back to God and seek His Truth in His Word! Just as Israel was invaded by its enemies as judgement for its sins, alcoholics and addicts can expect judgement for their sin until they acknowledge it, repent of it, and turn from it! Not until then can we be forgiven and set free from it! As I write this just 30 minutes before 2017, I think of the many millions of alcoholics and addicts around the world right this minute who fit the description in the above scripture. Many won’t make it home. Many others will make it home only to spend the rest of their lives in Eternal Damnation. And a few someday may see themselves in a mirror and cry out to God to rescue them!

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