I was talking to a group of teenagers one day and one of them said, “Preacher, why don’t you do an article about Budweiser. It doesn’t make you wise, it makes you dumb.” She is exactly right. Drinking alcohol does nothing to make you smart or wise, but it does help you to do dumb things.
I could not count the amount of times someone I know and worked with went to jail because they were drinking. Some people had gotten pregnant, beat up, in a car wreck, or killed someone because of the influence of alcohol. The Bible says in Proverbs 20:1, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Anyone that drinks alcohol is not wise, but dumb.
One guy I worked with was a professional making 250k a year when he hit someone and killed them while drinking. He didn’t remember it and he was broken about it, but the damage was done and his life on the outside of jail was over also.
Some people say that it is alright to drink alcohol in moderation, but God says in Proverbs 23:31 that we are not even to look at wine when it is fermented. Some people call it a gray issue, but it is very clear.
I wonder just how many homes, marriages, and young people have been hurt because someone thought just a little is alright. It would be great if every teenager, and adult would be convinced that alcohol does not help anything at all, but it sure can hurt.