Why I surmise King Solomon would advise his approval of medical use for marijuana and cannabis products.
I read a blog post about medical studies being conducted of cannabis products to numb human pain, and perhaps in the future be medically proven to be of benefit to certain cancers and/or various health conditions, and mental despair we humans may face at certain times in life.
Perhaps various medical studies of marijuana, hemp, and cannabis products may result in proof of medical cures or wise uses in the future?
However, there is now medical proof and statistics available that prove the use of marijuana for recreational pleasure over time will debilitate brain function, causes increase in auto accidents, lung cancer, etc. etc. to the detriment of human body.
We also know that marijuana sellers may legally “puff” products for the purpose to sell and profit.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to explain why I surmise King Solomon, based on his wisdom proverbs, might condone the medical proven use of cannabis products of marijuana and/or hemp, but condemn as folly recreational use.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
When a king sits on his throne to judge, he winnows out all evil with his eyes. (Proverb 20:8)
Give alcohol to a man who is going to die, and wine to those who are sad, that they may drink and forget their poverty, and remember their misery no more. (Proverbs 31:6, 7)
Wine mocks those who use it (see Proverbs 20:1) and rewards them with woe, sorrow, strife, and wounds without cause (see Proverbs 23:29, 30). “In the end it [wine] bites like a snake and poisons like a viper” (verse 32, NIV)
What’s My Point?
The advice and discernment for both wine and herbs was recorded in the Bible verses dating back to King Solomon 3000 years ago.
Frankly, I am a believer that there is a purpose for everything that has ever been created under the sun, including marijuana plants. Science has discovered many of the mysteries of God’s creations under the sun. If marijuana has a good purpose we discover, it will be a reward of God, the Creator of our planet.
However, if humans mock God’s good purpose of the plants, the reward will instead be woe, sorrow strife that bites us as snake. Evil folly results when humans make free will choices to engage in evil practices.
How we are to choose what is wise or foolish about the use of cannabis products and alcohol requires all of us to “winnow our own eyes” to discern between wisdom and folly in our lives.
In My Opinion
Sadly, in the USA, the Bible and the subject of wisdom is not very popular topic of interest and reading or discernment in our contemporary world as evidenced by daily news reports.
I surmise the King Solomon above selected proverbs pinpoint the difference between wisdom of folly for us humans.
We should emulate ourselves to act same as a King and winnow our eyes about the evil use of every product “under the sun.”
Same as the old lady in the advertisement asked, “where’s the beef?”
We need to ask, before using, where’s the medical proof about cannabis products.
In other words, King Solomon proverb states to give e alcohol to a dying man. If we want to indulge in using marijuana for recreational use, then we are making a choice that has been medically proven that it can indeed speed up and accomplish dying sooner in life both mentally and physically
Read the articles in the Source Links below.
Should doctors or politicians help you discern if it is wise or foolish to use or sell recreational marijuana in your community?
Would King Solomon’s winnowing eyes recommend the use of recreational marijuana?
Regards and good will blogging.
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