Genesis 9:20, 21

Posted on September 27, 2009


Genesis 9:20-21

 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. When he drank some of its wine,
he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent.

Ahhhh….Noah, Noah, Noah… so you build a boat, preserve humanity, and then shortly after things get settled, you show up drunk and nekkid. Not just naked, but nekkid, passed out in a tent with the kids around nekkid.

This is one of those verses that gives me more comfort that the stories, and people, of the Bible are real. Because this is one of those stories where if some guys thousands of years were going to say, "let's just make this a bit more PC and take out some of the unsavory parts of the Bible' I think this would have to be way up on the list.

Because you have the guy who did so many amazing things for God and then for whatever reason, just trainwrecks it for a day.

Kind of gives hope to a guy like me.

(just as a note, this is, I think, the first mention of wine in the Bible. There are those that would say  "see, wine leads to passing out nekkid in as tent. Do not pass go, do not collect $200. I am not one of those. I think in this case Noah drank too much wine and got crazy. There are a ton of places in the Bible where people drink wine and do not end up nekkid.)

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