Passage: Proverbs 25:16, Proverbs 25:27-28, Proverbs 20:1
Proverbs 3:9-12 - Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.
Proverbs 20:1 - Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
Proverbs 21:15–17, When justice is done, it is a joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. One who wanders from the way of good sense will rest in the assembly of the dead. Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich. Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling,
but a foolish man devours it.
Proverbs 23:29–35 - Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes? Those who tarry long over wine;
those who go to try mixed wine. Do not look at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup and goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a serpent and stings like an adder. Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart utter perverse things. You will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, like one who lies on the top of a mast. “They struck me,” you will say, “but I was not hurt; they beat me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake? I must have another drink.”
Proverbs 25:16, 27-28 - If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it... It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory. A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.