29 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
34 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.
35 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.Proverbs 23:29-35
This isn’t about whether it is permissible for a Christian to drink alcohol. These verses make a clear argument that it isn’t wise to let it have control in your life.
And it will never have control if you never give it any space to do so.
Why would someone willingly welcome wounds without cause? Or open the door to unnecessary sorrow? Or invite contention into the family?
There is nothing of lasting value that alcohol can bring to your life. There is no loss in avoiding it. Therefore, the wise choice is to just walk away from it and never give it a chance to take control.