‘Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.’
It has struck me how often we have disobeyed the clear teaching of God’s Word by avoiding wine and drinking the water Paul tells Timothy to avoid.
There is nowhere that says that this command is just for a certain time and place so we should stop drinking water and get the Shiraz in instead.
If all Scripture is God breathed and useful we wouldn’t want to be thinking that certain verses somehow don’t apply to us today. And if Paul tells Timothy that he doesn’t allow women to have authority over men and this hasn’t changed why should should we deny this command to stop drinking water and drink a little wine in the same letter?
Now, where’s my corkscrew?