“It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink.”—Proverbs 31:4
This verse is ignored by most. People think the bible is useless but that’s not so. The King James Version has over 30,000 verses. Doctrines have been founded on only a select few. Wading through all these verses opens up our minds. I’ve never heard this verse preach. Nor have I come across it in a Sunday School lesson. But the truth of it strikes the heart.
I already shared with you that I stopped drinking in October 2010. While that came through revelation and impression, this verse gives me further pause. And it should make you pause! It’s becoming popular among African-Americans to call each other king and queen. This is nice and all. But this verse says that kings and princes should not drink at all. Wow! Wow! Wow! Did you hear that brother kings and sister queens? Most people that drink have gotten drunk. So drunk that they didn’t know what happened and when! Where’s the fun in that? I’ll leave this alone. You all probably really won’t read the bible now! Understand why you drink.