QUESTION: "Does the book of Proverbs recommend “strong drink” for those who are depressed? Please explain Proverbs 31:6-7." “Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more” (Prov. 31:6-7;ESV).What does this passage mean? Does it encourage drinking an alcoholic beverage to relieve depression?
by Jim Poland
We are admonished, as was Timothy, to be diligent, rightly dividing the Word of God. “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15). The word translated “dividing” means to cut straight, handle aright, to teach the truth directly and correctly.
by Glover Shipp
The God of our fathers is the same God worshiped since the dawn of human existence. He is the God worshiped by Adam, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Solomon, all of the Old Testament prophets, Ezra, Nehemiah, John the Baptist, all of Christ’s apostles and the early Christians. He is the God worshiped by those who followed in their footsteps and the God worshiped today all around the world in countless tongues and cultures. This is the God in whom we trust (as stamped on our American money), the God invoked in our founding documents and the God called upon at the opening sessions of the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress. This is the God to whom we cry when calamity hits us.
by Dalton Key
President John Quincy Adams once called both Houses of Congress together for a special meeting. He walked in carrying two bushel bas- kets. He said, “The bushel measure in my right hand came from South Carolina; the one in my left hand comes from the city of New York. One of these bushel measures contains sixty-eight cubic inches more than the other one.”
by Chase Surrell
I have good parents and I believe they did a good job raising me. Maybe they did not do everything perfectly, but they were still good parents. One thing they taught me was that Sunday was important, and it was the day to go worship God.