“Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish,
and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.”
What are wine and strong drink for? Do you know? How does God and Solomon commend their use in this book of proverbs? God gave both their properties and the effect on a human body. Use them at the right time and benefit.
“Be not among winebibbers;
among riotous eaters of flesh:”
How do you pick your friends, especially if you are in your youthful years? There is an inspired rule of wisdom that measures others by their use of food and drink, and you are to avoid those fools that break this simple rule.
“Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith,
than an house full of sacrifices with strife.”
What makes a saltine taste better than a dinner of the best steak and lamb? One aspect of wisdom is to learn life’s priorities, and there is an ingredient more important for a great meal than quality, quantity, or variety of the menu!
“He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed;
for he giveth of his bread to the poor.”
What is one of the easiest and nicest things you can do for the poor? Provide a nice meal for them with care to entertain them kindly and warmly. They will be blessed by your favor, but you will be blessed by God’s favor!
“Hast thou found honey?
eat so much as is sufficient for thee,
lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.”
The sweetest food, a delicacy in all nations, will make you sick, if you eat too much of it. A rule of wisdom is moderation or temperance, a disciplined approach to the use of anything, and it especially applies to food and drink.