Wine has robbed my people of their understanding.
The holiday season calls for celebrations left and right. A lot of get together with friends over a bottle of wine occur. Although this is the season of merriment, please do not forget the responsibility that comes with each glass you drink. Each glass you raise decreases your sense of reason.
Everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial.
Everything is permissible but not everything is constructive
1 Corinthians 10:23
But this passage in Hosea does not pertain to wine or drinking alone.
Is there something or someone in your life right now that is taking over you?
Is God still your priority?
Has this something or someone taken your sense of reason away from you?
Whatever it is we are devoted right now other than God, we must always be on guard.
The modern day WINE in the passage is ADDICTION.
"ADDICTION has robbed my people their understanding."
Is there anything in your life that is causing chaos or unbalance?
Has your career or business removed your sens of time with your loved ones?
Has your relationship with someone removed your sense of purity and morality?
Above all things, we must be devoted to God first. Everything else should be just secondary.