Exhortations to Seek Wisdom and Walk with the Lord, 1-12
3:1 My child, do not forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commandments,
3:2 for they will provide a long and full life,
and they will add well-being to you.
3:3 Do not let truth and mercy leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
3:4 Then you will find favor and good understanding,
in the sight of God and people.
3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding.
3:6 Acknowledge him in all your ways,
and he will make your paths straight.
3:7 Do not be wise in your own estimation;
fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
3:8 This will bring healing to your body,
and refreshment to your inner self.
3:9 Honor the LORD from your wealth
and from the first fruits of all your crops;
3:10 then your barns will be filled completely,
and your vats will overflow with new wine.
New wine – ‘The “new wine” designates the grape juice before fermentation.’ (Murphy, WBC)
Here, ‘freshly pressed grape juice is referred to as wine. This cannot be alcoholic wine. This is another solid proof for the two-wine position, and reminds the reader that when God refers to wine that is a blessing, He is referring to new, nonalcoholic wine, and not alcoholic wine as the one-wine supporters claim.’ (Sinclair, Ben. Should Christians Drink Wine and Alcohol? Kindle Edition)