“But they also have erred through wine, And through intoxicating drink are out of the way; The priest and the prophet have erred through intoxicating drink, They are swallowed up by wine, They are out of the way through intoxicating drink; They err in vision, they stumble in judgment. For all tables are full of vomit and filth; so that no place is clean” (Isaiah 28:7-8 NKJV). Does this sound like a good new year’s party, or is it the sickening vomit of old year’s drunkenness? Have you notice the beer commercials don’t show anyone throwing up their beer? The liquor ads don’t show the blurred, distorted vision of the drivers who kill, maim, and destroy innocent people? The bad effects of “intoxicating drink” are used to “ring out the old, and ring in the new year.” It still looks sickeningly the same, doesn’t it? What’s “new?”
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.