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QT Proverbs 23:29-35

November 28, 2015

29: Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?

30: Those who linger over wine, who go to sample bowls of mixed wine.

31: Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!

32: In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.

33: Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things.

34: Your eyes will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging.

35: “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?"

Whatever it is that I’m trying to do... if I am confused, I’m lost, and I will end up where I don’t want to be, and I won’t even know why, because I’ll be confused. I have experienced this first-hand, and I have seen it happen many times in other people. They complain, deep in sorrow and worries, hurt and crying for help, yet with a drink in one hand, their false hope. Nothing can be said to a confused man that will not make the man more confused. Only way to avoid such a trap is to try my best to walk a simple, narrow, and difficult path of following in Jesus. There is no other way.

It saddens me to see people around me caught in those traps. All I can do is pray for them.

Confusion sucks so much. I get confused so easily. It’s not only wine that confuses. In a way love of anything but God confuses. Good habits like doing QT every day has helped me stay less confused, but when I’m confused, it paralyzes me. It makes it difficult for me to step forward as I don’t know what will happen.

In work, confusion comes when I lose focus of the purpose. Other things that take away my focus are usually the cause of these confusions.

Lately, I’ve been realizing how much damage vanity deals. It’s possibly one of the greatest source of confusion in everything that everyone is doing. I'm caught up in it as much as anyone else. How do I break away from it? Death and resurrection with Christ every day.

Life after death. Perhaps a different way to looking at these three words is that I must die with Christ in order for me to have life.

It doesn't matter what everyone else is doing. I don't follow the world.

Application: do QT first thing tomorrow. Write down the purpose of the videos I’ve been working on, and focus on the purpose while working on the videos