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

The oldest reference to wine is noted here that Noah used wine. Historically it has been found that Egyptians have used yeast for over five thousand years. Egypt is also credited with inventing beer. Both beer and wine use yeast in the fermenting process.

What a marvelous choice in scripture has been made to align sin with yeast. Here we see yeast used to produce a product that loosens the clothing. Noah’s uncovering is an indication of vulnerability. Those in a drunken state are freed of their inhibitions and more vulnerable to sin.

The leading cause of homelessness in America is alcohol. It has led to loss of jobs, home and family. It is not the beer and wine that has caused this epidemic. Sin is the cause and yeast is nothing more than a production element. Many good men and women partake of beer and wine without being caught up in the addiction. Sin has not infected them as it has others.

1 Timothy 5:22-23 Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure. Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.



1 Peter 2:3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.

I love sourdough bread. To me it tastes better than any other bread. It is made with a special kind of yeast. Not all bread yeasts are alike. There are specialty yeasts for particular breads. I detest rye, others love it. I care not for pumpernickel while other adore it. I like warm brown bread and I find myself in the minority on that taste.

So it is with sin. Some go so far as to say what they do is not a sin and refuse to acknowledge the hidden dangers of infection. Some trivialize certain sins; “It is not a sin unto death.” Even within believers who have been saved from sin, the memory of how good it “tasted” lingers. Such is the appeal and power of sin to cause those who have been set free to long for the “garlick of Egypt”. (Numbers 11:5)

Hebrews 6:4-5 for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come

Nothing tastes better.