Today’s Reading Genesis 7-9. How are you doing in your Bible reading so far this year?
Genesis 9:21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.
Noah has just experienced a great move of God in his life. He has seen something very few men will ever see. He gets off the ark. Maybe he thinks he deserves the good, free, life after having been cooped up in the ark so long but either way he decides to plant a vineyard.
There was nothing wrong in having the vineyard but he gets drunk and then he gets horribly embarrassed in front of his children.
Then the story of his life ends with the following verses:
Genesis 9:28-29 And Noah lived after the flood three hundred and fifty years. 29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.
He lived and was greatly used. He pleases himself and the rest of his life becomes a small footnote for 350 years of life.
Don’t mess up what has been going so great. We get lazy. We get tired. We begin to think that we deserve something. When we do we set ourselves up for a failure.
We do not want to end our lives on an embarrassing note. Live every day like it was important!