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Where’s The Beef?

Discipline (Self) Drunkenness Holy Spirit (Walking In)

Source: "1/3 of vegetarians eat meat when drunk," NZ HERALD, Monday, 12 October 2015

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-11-21

Scripture: Ephesians 5:18 ; Galatians 6:1

Author: Illustration Exchange
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The following study has found that a third of vegetarians admit to eating meat when drunk:

One in three admitted to eating meat every time they were under the influence and noted kebabs and burgers as their meat cheat of choice.

Of the 1700 vegetarians surveyed, 27 per cent said they ate bacon, 19 per cent ate fried chicken and 14 per cent went for pork sausages.

Almost three quarters of confessors said they kept their meat meals a secret.

The survey was conducted by a British money saving website, Voucher Codes Pro.

George Charles, the founder, said he knew of "vegetarians who sometimes crave meat, but it seems that a few are giving into their cravings when drunk.”

Charles adds:

I think it's important for friends of these vegetarians to support them when drunk and urge them not to eat meat as I'm sure they regret it the next day.

APPLICATION

Most people who consume alcohol do so to relax and have a little fun. But, as with many things, too much of a good thing can quickly become a bad thing, especially when it comes to alcohol. With overindulgence, relaxation can quickly cross-the-line and become a loss of self-control. This is when even deeply held convictions become most vulnerable.

For the Christian, even weightier things are at stake. Things like character, integrity, and marital and familial commitments are all threatened by the weakening of resolve that comes with intoxication.

If we are willing to use constraint to protect our diet, shouldn’t we be willing to use constraint to protect our relationship with God?

“Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18).

And what about the rest of us who see our brothers and sisters lapsing into vulnerable situations? Perhaps it's best to echo the sentiments above: We must come along side them, encouraging them to exercise constraint.

"Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted" (Galatians 6:1).

Solving The Hangover

Foolishness Drunkenness Wisdom

Source: "Caffeinated peanut butter just made lunch more interesting" by Marilyn La Jeunesse, MASHABLE, 2015/09/30

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-10-29

Scripture: Ephesians 5:18 ; Proverbs 15:21

Author: Illustration Exchange
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According to Chris Pettazzoni, caffeinated Peanut Butter came about as a result of a conversation about hangover cures. Here’s what he had to say in an interview with MASHABLE:

"We messed around with the recipe off and on for a year or so," Pettazzoni said. "The release of energy was so much better from the PB that I stopped drinking coffee completely."

The naturally slow digestion of peanut butter releases caffeine slowly into your body instead of in one jittery jolt, the company claims. It might be a double whammy solution to your 3 p.m. munchies/slump.

One two-tablespoon serving of this caffeinated creation contains 170 mg of caffeine. That's equivalent to two and a half cups of espresso.

 

APPLICATION

What is the best way to deal with hangovers? Should we drink with more moderation or eat more caffeinated peanut butter? Which best describes your approach to life? Sadly, many take the “eat more caffeinated peanut butter” approach, always looking for a new loophole to avoid the consequences of their own lack of self-control. Proverbs 15:21 says, “Foolishness brings joy to those with no sense; a sensible person stays on the right path.”

Instead of taking pleasure in new ways of compensating for poor decisions, why not make better decisions?  

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18, KJV).

O Christmas Tree

Christmas Deceived/Deception Drunkenness

Source: "Jail for man who grew cannabis 'Christmas tree'" by Press Association, posted THE UK GUARDIAN, 23 December 2011

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Contributed By: Larry Lewis | Date Posted: 2014-12-17

Scripture: Ephesians 5:18

Author: Larry Lewis
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O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree!
 
The UK GUARDIAN reports:
 
A man who grew a large cannabis pot plant to look like a Christmas tree spent the festive season in prison after police found his home-based drug factory.
 
Ian Richards, 46, made the cannabis plant resemble a festive tree by growing it to 5ft tall and decorating it with brightly-coloured baubles.
 
Police found it along with a small number of other cannabis plants when they raided his home in Aylesham, Kent, UK.

APPLICATION

The highs (pardon the pun!) of the world are no replacement for the true meaning and significance of Christmas.

"Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is. Do not get drunk on wine or high on pot!, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit …" (Ephesians 5:18, NLT).

Drinking Deaths Every 10 Seconds

Addiction Drunkenness Co-Dependency

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-05-16

Author: Kate Seamons, Newswer Staff Writer / Illustration
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The Game's Up Louise

Self-deceived Misunderstanding Drunkenness

Contributed By: Bob Massie | Date Posted: 2011-11-02

Scripture: Job 12:25

Author: Mike Barnicle
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Acts of Humility

Humility Self-control Die To Self

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-01-06

Scripture: James 4:10

Author: Jeremy Taylor (as paraphrased by SemanticBible.com
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Crash Dummies Getting Fatter

Gluttony Self-control Spiritual Health

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2014-10-31

Scripture: Proverbs 25:28 ; 1 Corinthians 9:27

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Don't Chain the Door, Just Leave It Shut

Temptation Self-control Defile/Defilement

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2013-04-09

Author: Thomas à Kempis / Illustration Exchange
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Woman Fired For Being "Irresistible"

Temptation Sexuality Self-control

Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2013-01-02

Scripture: Genesis 39: ; James 1:3

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The Unspoken Word

Words (Power of) Self-control Accountability

Contributed By: Leroy Larson | Date Posted: 2012-10-04

Scripture: Proverbs 21:23 ; Matthew 12:36

Author: Solomon Ibn Gabirol
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