Drunkenness brings shame

Genesis 9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

Noah was greatly used of God. He had saved the world and especially his family. Now Noah is back on solid ground. He plants a vineyard, harvests some grapes, makes wine, and gets drunk.

Success makes us want to celebrate and relax. Noah is enjoying the moment too much. He gets drunk and then naked. He gets angry with his son. His family suffers horribly. There will be division, separation, in the family now.

All of this happened because he got drunk. When you are drunk, you lose control. When you are drunk, you don’t think about the consequences. When you are drunk, you will embarrass yourself as Noah did.

Why don’t you decide to avoid drunkenness? The best way to do that is to avoid the alcohol altogether. Drinking alcohol is like playing Russian roulette. It might seem fun for the moment, but in a minute it can change to tragedy.

Noah never intended for any of this to happen. You will not intend for anything bad to happen either. Just remember drunkenness brings embarrassment.


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