Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tree of Life Day 4: Genesis 8-9

"Dude, you just gotta come see this.  Dad's in there drunk and passed out."

This statement is how I imagine the last few verses of Genesis 9 unfolding.  Instead of seeking to honor his dad (who had been faithful to the Lord and used by God to save everyone), Ham laughs at his dad's poor decision.

But no, I've never been guilty of laughing at the sin or the misery of others.  Not me.  Nope.

Interestingly, Noah clears his head from his hangover and figures out what happened and then curses not Ham, but Ham's son Canaan.  That curse sets up a lot of what happens in the rest of the Old Testament, specifically the enmity between the Israelites and the Canaanites.

But what parent wouldn't rather have a curse fall on themselves than their kids?

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