Isaiah 05:22

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Isaiah 5:22

 

 

22 Woe [howy] unto them that are
mighty
[gibbowr] to drink [shathah] wine, [yayin] and men [‘enowsh] of strength [chayil] to
mingle
[macak] strong drink: [shekar] KJV-Interlinear

 

22 Woe to
those who are heroes in drinking wine, And valiant men in mixing strong drink;  NASB

 

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Begin study:

 

Verse eleven defined those who drink all day out of habit, while disregarding their normal daily obligations of life.

Here, the drinking takes on a different attitude, that which is one of boasting about being above or better than the intoxication effects of alcohol or drugs.

Drinking refers to alcoholic beverages, and to mingle with strong drink means to do that which is necessary to make the drinks even stronger than normal, but mixing other things such as drugs that have a narcotic affect, or even stronger versions of alcoholic beverages are all meant to lead to higher highs or more elevated adventures as perceived by the individual.

Mighty and strength both refer to the warrior self-image of the drinker, and the army or force to be reckoned with as the drinker sees himself.

Arrogance sends the person off into a realm of invincibility as well as legitimizing any excuses they might have for never being wrong, justifying their actions and behavior.

This is the ultimate mockery against authority, against respect, against society’s moral standards.

Confidence and bravery are found in boasting over ones ability to consume, to defeat the intoxicating affects, to be better than drugs and alcohol. It is a boasting in vanity of one detached from reality.

‘I can handle it. I can control it. It does not affect me. It makes me better. It helps calm my nerves. It does not hurt anyone.’

And so the reasons and excuses and rational go.

And this is a woe, because of its disastrous results. Deviations from truth are the same as deviations from being sober. Drug addiction and drunkenness are separations or escapes from reality. Negative volition toward Bible doctrine is likewise a separation or escape from reality.

Drunkenness affects the here and now and is the worldly example of a dysfunctional life. Spiritual separation affects all of eternity and is far, far worse and is the reality of a dysfunctional life.

In drunkenness life’s priorities are upside down, life’s courage is misplaced, life’s values are distorted, and ones life is in a sorry state. And worst of all, the person does not care, and does not acknowledge their error.

They reject reality and replace it with their own version of truth.

 

 

End of study

 

 

 




 

Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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