Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes?…
I. THE CAUSES WHICH LEAD TO IT.
1. Example. Seeing others in this state, and imitating them without being aware of the results which will follow.
2. Evil associations. We cannot be too careful in selecting our associates.
3. Afflictions of a peculiar kind, especially mental, and those produced by disappointment.
4. The ease with which liquor is procured.
II. SOME OF THE EVILS ATTENDANT UPON DRUNKENNESS.
1. Babbling. Owing to temporary deprivation of the use of reason.
2. Contentions. The man acts like a madman.
3. Wounds without cause.
4. Redness of eyes.
III. THE CONSEQUENCES RESULTING FROM THIS SIN. Woe and sorrow.
1. From the consumption of his property.
2. From the loss of his reputation.
3. From the decay of his health.
4. From the injury done to his family.
5. From the loss of his immortal soul.
IV. THE DUTY OF AVOIDING THE SIN OF DRUNKENNESS. Think not that it will do you good, but reflect on the consequences to which it leads, so abominable in the sight of God, so injurious to yourselves and those around you, and so hateful in the estimation of all those who truly reflect.
(E. Miller, M.A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?