After spending a few beautiful days in the wine country of Sonoma and Napa Valley, California, I thought it appropriate to post some of my favorite quotes on the nectar of God’s green earth, wine. I’ll start with some warning words. As with anything we enjoy, we enjoy it with care, knowing that the abuse of even God-given things can bring consequences of varying degrees.
“Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler,
and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
– Proverbs 20:1
“At the third cup, wine drinks the man.”
– Hokeko Sho
“Don’t be drunk on wine or you will dilute your life. Drink in the Spirit of God until you are full.”
– Ephesians 5:18 (Barmer Translation)
And now, an a lighter note…
“Go, eat your bread in joy, and drink your wine with a merry heart, for God has already approved what you do.”
– Ecclesiastes 9:7
“To turn water into wine and what is common into what is holy, is indeed the glory of Christianity.”
– Frederick W. Robertson
“You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth and wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine and bread to strengthen man’s heart.”
– Psalm 104:14-15
“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath, and a glass of wine.”
– Thomas Aquinas
Have any good wine quotes to contribute? Add them in the comments…
7 thoughts on “In Light of… Wine”
To many, total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
This is a great quote from Dan Scott.
“The Lord wants us to learn how to be responsible with dangerous things. Everything in life that is connected to the well-springs of life is a dangerous thing. Wine, food, sex, firearms, money: those are all dangerous things.
“They can wreck your life, so obviously the solution is don’t make much money, stay away from anything that could possibly in any way intoxicate, eat grass, live in a hut, and wait for the coming of the Lord to get us out of this mess.
“A lot of times what we want is to be free from is responsibility.”
Not about wine, but about beer – Okay, so it’s not very abstemious.
“Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
— Benjamin Franklin
I’ll temper my last post with this nice one:
Wine should be taken in small doses; knowledge in large ones.
– Chinese proverb.
“What is the definition of a good wine? It should start and end with a smile.” – William Sokolin
more on beer – mark driscoll’s chapter called “the sin of light beer”…