Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. KJV
Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise. NIV
Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;
Proverbs 23:29- 35 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, [when] it moveth itself aright.At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.They have stricken me, [shalt thou say, and] I was not sick; they have beaten me, [and] I felt [it] not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
These are bible verses that warn us against alcohol.
John 2:1-11 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim.And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was: (but the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, And saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse: but thou hast kept the good wine until now.This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him
But, in this passage it says Jesus made wine out of water!?! If Jesus warns us about drinking it why would he make it himself?!? He didn’t. Jesus didn’t make wine. Jesus didn’t drink wine. He drank grape juice. Back then, there were two kinds of wine fermented and unfermented. Jesus warns about drinking alcohol or fermented wine. The kind that gets you dizzy, drunk, light headed ect. Anyway, the kind of “wine” Jesus drank was not really wine at all. They called it wine back then but now a days we call it grape juice. God refers to the non-alcoholic juice contained within the grapes as “wine.”
Some people drink to get a burden off their shoulders, to relax them, to relieve their stress. But, wine might do that for a time but it won’t get it off permanently. Only Jesus can take the burden off your shoulders
Have you been to Calvary? You can search, you can buy and try everything manmade, But it cannot satisfy: It is Christ, only Christ, who gives life more abundant, And He calls from Calvary.[Chorus]
At the cross Alas! and did my Savior bleed
And did my Sov’reign die?
Would He devote that sacred head
For a sinner such as I?
At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light,
And the burden of my heart rolled away,
It was there by faith I received my sight,
And now I am happy all the day!
Drop all manmade things, give God your load, your burden.