Imagine your best friend let you borrow a brand new $70,000 car. In fact, your friend was so kind that they allowed you to use it every day for many years, you would only have to pay for maintenance and gas. Would you take care of it? Of course!
Now one day that new car had a mechanical problem, and you didn’t know how to diagnose it. If you had a choice between asking the manufacturer or myself for help who would you ask to give you advice? The manufacturer of course! Why? The answer is simple, the creator would know exactly how everything works.
The Bible says we are created by God. Since God is our Creator did He give us a manual on how to live? What about what we eat and drink? Let’s be specific, what does the Bible say about alcoholic beverages? Should a Christian drink alcohol? Is it a sin to drink alcohol? Can it keep us out of heaven? No matter what we may think we know, we must realize that the Creator would know exactly how everything works and what we should and should not drink. Therefore let us study the Bible, God’s inspired life manual, to see what God says to these relevant questions for our life.
But before we open the Bible let us ask for the Creator’s help, let us pray.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We know that your way is always best; for you know all and have power over everything on earth. We ask today that you give us wisdom as we search your word to discover what your plan is for our lives in regards to alcohol. We ask that you teach us Father, send your Holy Spirit to guide us in our understanding and whatever your will for us is… may we follow you for we know that you desire only good things for us. We thank you Lord that no matter the question, you have given us clear guidance in your word. Thank you for first loving us and sending your son Jesus for us. Bless us now and we thank you for hearing our prayer. We pray all these things in the name of your son Jesus, amen.