During a discussion about music, we read Ephesians 5:18 (KJV) to point out the need to be controlled by the Spirit in our music. One student asked if excess indicated that wine was appropriate in moderation. What would you have said? A complete answer would have taken a long time to answer. And as thinking quick on my feet has not been characteristic of me, I was happy that the Lord brought to mind Proverbs 20:1.
Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging:
and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
It seemed to be the right answer at the right time. I’m glad that the Holy Spirit brought that to my mind as we could have been distracted from our goal of studying biblical principles about music. That one verse effectively ended that conversation for the moment. But just to be sure, I intend to make Pastor Mark Perry’s article (OBF Visitor) on drinking available to any who still have questions.