Does this Portion of Scripture Contain any Warnings that I Should Heed?
I have bolded and highlighted several statements of note above.
This passage contains an obvious warning about the results of drunkeness.
Though not in this passage, if you see the word "beware" you should look for a warning that you need to heed.
- It does start with this question: "Who hath woe ..." When you see the word woe, look for a warning.
I do not believe that the Scriptures absolutely forbid consuming drinks containing alcohol as a beverage, but drinking in order to become drunk is forbidden. Furthermore, excessive drinking to the point where the control of your faculties have been yielded to the drink is forbidden.
The control of our faculties are to be yielded to God alone.
A Warning About Addiction
Alcohol is a drug and consuming it can easily become an addiction. A drunken person can lose such control of his faculties that he can say and do things that he cannot remember.
He could be abused badly and wake up wondering how it happened.