Season 2, Episode 47
For Tuesday, October 6, 2015
“Drunkenness Must be Measured by God’s Standard”
Drunkenness Must be Measured by God’s Standard.
A. How do we measure whether someone is drunk? What standard do we use?
B. Eph. 5:18 – “And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit.”
1. This verse refers to the process of becoming drunk.
2. Paul is saying, “Do not begin the process of becoming drunk.”
3. People begin to be drunk when they begin to drink.
4. So it’s not just about a blood alcohol content of .08. God has a higher standard than that.
C. Journal of the American Medical Association (May 3, 2000): “Although legal limits for BAC levels have been set in most states, impairment in driving skills can occur with any amount of alcohol in the bloodstream.”
1. There is no line before which there is absolutely no impairment, and after which you are suddenly drunk.
D. 1 Pet. 4:3 – “For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles— when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries.”