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FAST AND FREE CRITICAL TIP: This is Why Being a Sober Servant Is Commanded By Jesus Christ



Jesus wants His servants sober and vigilant while watching for His return.


He warned His servants not to start getting drunk and forget about Him.


The Lord sometimes used servants in His parables to symbolize Christians who wait upon His return.


For example, Jesus described a once faithful household servant who turned into a mean drunk while waiting impatiently for the owner to come back home:


"But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My Lord delays His coming; And shall begin to smite His fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The Lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looks not for Him, and in an hour that he is not aware of. And shall cut Him Asunder, and appoint Him His portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth" (Matt. 24:44-51).


You don't want your portion to be with the wicked:


"Upon the wicked He shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup" (Psalms 11:6).


You might argue that the book of Proverbs says wine is good for those of heavy hearts to forget their poverty and misery (Prov. 31:1-6). Or that Jesus turned water into wine once at a wedding (John 2:1-12).


That is true. Yet the Bible's prevailing theme is clearly soberness:


"It is not for kings...to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink." (Proverbs 31:4).


"Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging. And whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise." (Proverbs 20:1).


A church bishop must be "sober...Not given to wine" (1 Tim. 3:2).


Deacon's wives must be sober (1 Tim. 3:11).


"who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes?..they that tarry long at the wine. they that go to seek mixed wine..." (Prov. 23:29-35).


Like the Judgement of Babylon, the Lord may mix His drunk servants' drinks in "the cup of the wine of the fierceness of His wrath" (Rev. 16:19).



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