Saturday, January 17, 2015

The history of Noah

When I read the Bible, I understand that people are sinners. The history of Noah teaches that Noah was not perfect. We have weak areas of life and we need to guard these areas.
It is not a sin to drink but it can make a person want to sin.  People do many dumb things when they drink wine. The history of Noah teaches this. There are many other areas we need to ask God this. Does this area of life weaken my witness?
The history of Shem and Japheth teaches a couple things that we need to apply in our lives.
When a person does sin then don't gossip about that sin. You need to speak in love to the person and hope for the best. The teaching of Shem and Japheth guides me to gentle to the sinner.
The cross of Jesus brings life. A person is qualified when we sin and there is no bridge to heaven. The sins of mankind separate us from God. The perfect sacrifice for mankind is Jesus and the bridge we can walk on.
If a person hates sin and repents then they will walk on the bridge of Jesus. 
The history of the younger brother is disgraceful. He loved to gossip and cause pain in other people.
When a person goes against God and lives in sin. Then that life is not blessed. The family of the younger brother wasn't blessed because the lack of character.  The history of the Bible teaches that the younger brother submitted to Shem. God honors those people that honor him.

Genesis 9:21-28

21 When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father naked and told his two brothers outside. 23 But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s naked body. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father naked.
24 When Noah awoke from his wine and found out what his youngest son had done to him, 25 he said,
“Cursed be Canaan!
    The lowest of slaves
    will he be to his brothers.”
26 He also said,
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem!
    May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
27 May God extend Japheth’s  territory;
    may Japheth live in the tents of Shem,
    and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.”
28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years.

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