Whoever Is Led Astray By Alcohol Is Not Wise

I have come across a lot of people who- whether they have position or not- you can sense that they are “the head and not the tail.” And yet, most of them are not acting the part. Now; if you are in this category, I dedicate this post to you- as we continue our discussion from the previous post.
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You may not know it yet; but there are people who look up to you for direction and influence. That makes you a Leader! And as a Leader; whoever you allow to lead you- by default- will lead your “Influencees.”
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Have you noticed that children of parents who are led by Christ- in following their parents- will automatically follow Christ and become Christians; and those whose parents are Rastafarians, become followers of Ras Tafari too. What about those whose parents are led by alcohol? Aren’t  they in danger of following alcohol, and becoming alcoholics? Guard against allowing alcohol to lead you astray, lest it leads your kids astray as well, and that will not be wisdom on your part.
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Believe me; you don’t want your children’s children to have to fight to untie themselves from the curse of alcoholism you brought into the family due to lack of wisdom!
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As a Leader; if you are led astray and fall over the cliff; everyone you lead will automatically follow you and…

Fall over the same cliff!

But apart from this obvious reason, why does Proverbs 20:1(c) say (talking about alcohol):

c) And whoever is led astray by it is not wise.

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This, you can find in the book of Proverbs. Look, I don’t think it’s a coincidence that a book of so much wisdom(as Proverbs) can repeat the same thing about alcohol.

Listen to this:
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Proverbs 21: 17b(NIV)- …whoever loves wine…will never be rich.
Proverbs 23: 20- 21(NLT)- Do not carouse with drunkards… for they are on their way to poverty…
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There’s a Mr Bean(obviously not his real name) that I know from a certain small town whose wealth is not even a shadow of what it used to be in the mid 1990s. His grandchildren- today- can not pin-point even one business venture(and Mr Bean used to have a lot of those) that belongs to their family name. And all this is because of….you said it! Alcohol!
 
So-as I said at the beginning of this post- you may or may not have position yet; but you know that you are “the head and not the tail.” You know you are called for Ruler-ship… Now, don’t you think it is time to act the part. Good… I am glad you agree because there are more points to consider in this next post- It Is Not For Rulers To Crave Beer

 

 

 

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