Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.Ephesians 5:18
Fill Yourself with the Spirit
Drinking alcohol is a very hot topic in the Christian world with many different views. Whether your view is that drinking alcohol can hurt your witness and be dangerous, or if your view is that a little alcohol does not hurt, you can hopefully agree that there is no benefit to being drunk with wine.
This verse makes it very clear that getting drunk can ruin your life. It can lead to addictions and it can also ruin any standing you have with people who are not saved. If they see you acting like a fool, then they will think that is what it looks like to be a Christian and they will not want any part of it. This verse goes on to tell us to instead be filled with the Holy Spirit. Paul was one who was accused often of being drunk when in fact he was filled with the Holy Spirit. He acted so differently from his former life and so passionate about Christ, that people just couldn’t believe it and thought he was intoxicated. When you live differently from the world, they will not recognize who you are and will try to reason in their mind why you act the way you do. So fill yourself with the Holy Spirit and make every action count.
A Prayer to Remember
Help me make good decisions that enhance my witness and lead others to you. May I be filled with the Holy Spirit instead of filled with things that are damaging and will not help my witness Amen.