Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes?…
I. THE DELUSIVENESS OF THIS SIN. Call no pleasure pleasurable until you have asked what the cost is to be.
II. THE TRAITS OF DISPOSITION RESULTING FROM WINE-DRINKING.
1. The drunkard is contentious.
2. He is a discontented man.
3. He loses his mind.
4. He is a reckless man.
III. THE RESULTS OF DRINKING ARE IN PART SUGGESTED.
1. The speech of the drunkard is bad.
2. The body is harmed by drink.
3. The drunkard tends to become possessed of all evil desires.
IV. THIS WAY OF LIVING BECOMES PERMANENT. In its origin drunkenness is but an episode; in its conclusion it is a character. What a man does once he tends to do again.
1. This permanence is shown in the deliberateness of the drunkard's full-grown folly.
2. And so the habit fastens itself more and more firmly upon him, until at last, even when he is grovelling in the lowest depths, he still calls ever for more of that which has brought him there. The more a man drinks, the more he does not want to stop.
(D. J. Burrell.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?