Genesis 9

Brian Brookins Bible Commentary

Noah… became Drunk

Genesis 6-10 tells us of the life of Noah.  Of course, most of this is the account of the flood.  Consider two observations.

First, the flood teaches us that God hates sin and that its penalty is death.  We are tempted to comfort ourselves in the fact that “everyone is doing it.”  But scripture warns against seeking refuge in this rationalization.  When everyone partakes in wide scale sin there is a tendency to functionally behave as if God doesn’t exist; scripture tells us that this is foolish (Psalm 14:1-2).  God is looking for that one, like Noah, who will stand for righteousness in his day.

Second, though Noah was revered as a righteous man, we see him as a flawed man.  He was no exception, as we see in chapter 9, when it came to sin.  We have all sinned, and even our biblical heroes prove to be in need of a Savior.