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.