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Ecclesiastes 2:1, 2
I said to myself, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy what is good!" But it proved to be futile. . . .
It is better to enter a house of mourning than a house of feasting, since death is the end of every man, and the living should take this to heart. . . .
When the portions were served to them from Joseph's table, Benjamin's portion was five times larger than anyone else's. So they feasted and drank freely with Joseph.
Many years later King Belshazzar held a great feast for a thousand of his nobles, and he drank wine with them.
1 Peter 4:3
For you have spent enough time in the past carrying out the same desires as the pagans: living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing, and detestable idolatry.
Go, eat your bread with joy, and drink your wine with a cheerful heart, for God has already approved your works:
wine that gladdens the heart of man, oil that makes his face to shine and bread that sustains his heart.
In the streets they cry out for wine. All joy turns to gloom; rejoicing is exiled from the land.
1 Samuel 25:36
When Abigail returned to Nabal, there he was in the house, holding a feast fit for a king, in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing until morning light.
2 Samuel 13:28
Now Absalom had ordered his young men, "Watch Amnon until his heart is merry with wine, and when I order you to strike Amnon down, you are to kill him. Do not be afraid. Have I not commanded you? Be courageous and valiant!"
Then I will say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take it easy. Eat, drink, and be merry!"'
Ephesians 5:18, 19
Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to reckless indiscretion. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. . . .
Ecclesiastes 7:11, 12
Wisdom, like an inheritance, is good, and it benefits those who see the sun. . . .
1 Chronicles 21:24
"No, " replied King David, "I insist on paying the full price, for I will not take for the LORD what belongs to you or offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing."
1 Chronicles 29:2
Now with all my ability I have made provision for the house of my God--gold for the gold articles, silver for the silver, bronze for the bronze, iron for the iron, and wood for the wood, as well as onyx for the settings, turquoise, stones of various colors, all kinds of precious stones, and slabs of marble--all in abundance.
2 Chronicles 24:11-14
Whenever the chest was brought by the Levites to the king's overseers and they saw that there was a large amount of money, the royal scribe and the officer of the high priest would come and empty the chest and carry it back to its place. They did this daily and gathered the money in abundance. . . .
And all their neighbors supported them with articles of silver and gold, with goods and livestock, and with valuables, in addition to all their freewill offerings.
Moreover, you are to take with you the silver and gold that the king and his counselors have freely offered to the God of Israel, whose dwelling is in Jerusalem, . . .
and said, "We have done our best to buy back our Jewish brothers who were sold to foreigners, but now you are selling your own brothers, that they may be sold back to us!" But they remained silent, for they could find nothing to say.
He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever. His horn will be lifted high in honor.
Yet her profits and wages will be set apart to the LORD; they will not be stored or saved, for her profit will go to those who live before the LORD, for abundant food and fine clothes.
And as you Philippians know, in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church but you partnered with me in the matter of giving and receiving. . . .
1 Timothy 6:17-19
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly provides all things for us to enjoy. . . .
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