HAVE ANOTHER DRINK
Psa. 36:8 They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house,
And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.
Have another drink! We live in a drinking culture. I am not talking about just any beverage, you know, I am talking about the intoxicating kind. People drink with their meals, they drink with their friends, they drink while watching football, they drink after a hard day just to cope, and of course there is the social drink to just “break the ice”. Some drink when they wake up and some drink to go to sleep. Some drink to forget and some drink to mark the occasion (I’ll drink to that). Yeah, you can’t get away from it, if your not a drinker you are considered just weird. I know, I am one of those tee-totalers. Even many preachers think that’s weird. I don’t drink because I think that it will condemn me if I do, I have just found another beverage, another intoxicating beverage, and you can’t drink both, it just doesn’t work. If you don’t know what I am talking about, let me make it really clear. There is a spiritual drink, Jesus called it new wine or living water. This drink is far more intoxicating than any alcoholic beverage you could ever drink. It is available for “whosoever will”. You can drink it to start your day or end your day. You can drink it to celebrate in good times or to cope in the bad time. It is the greatest beverage to drink with friends, or to help you love your enemies. It is intoxicating and enlightening at the same time. Here is what George Swinnock said about it.
“Here is fatness in the abstract, a river of pleasure; and so much as that they who enjoy is shall be satisfied, and abundantly satisfied. A river is overflowing and ever flowing; it communicates its water, and yet is never empty. It is fed with springs and fountains, and therefore it is no wonder if it always be full. They that are at such a well need not complain of want; but here are not only rivers and fatness, but of God’s people it is said, they shall be abundantly satisfied. In the original it is inebriated. They shall have not only a sufficiency, but a redundancy of spiritual delights.”
I love that old English, “They shall have not only a sufficiency, but a redundancy of spiritual delights”. This drink never runs out and it is never disappointing. It doesn’t tear up families, it restores them. This drink doesn’t poison the body, it brings healing to every part of us. This spiritual drink doesn’t cloud our mind and destroy our abilities, it actually sharpens us and releases incredible creativity. We don’t have to drink in moderation, the more we drink the better. There are no limits, we can be satisfied (intoxicated in the hebrew) drinking in great gulps of His glory. So I think I’ll have another drink, it can’t hurt, it will definitely help.