October 31, 2011
John 2:5-8 His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. (6) And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. (7) Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. (8) And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it.
Jesus is the living Word of God. He would certainly never do anything to contradict (go against) Himself or His written word. Proverbs 20:1 tells us, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” God wants us to be wise. Do you think Jesus, Himself, would help people sin? Of course not.
As we study the Bible, we must remember that there are times when one word can mean many different things. The word “wine” is one of those words. It is used in the Bible to represent two different kinds of drink. One is sweet-wine or what we just call grape juice. It is not fermented and does not contain alcohol. Another kind of wine is fermented and does have alcohol in it. This is the wine which makes people drunk and which is sinful to drink.
What kind of wine do you think Jesus made?