Bible Reading for JAN03: Genesis 7-9

The last ten verses of chapter 9 record the
shame and sin of Noah and Ham. Noah was more than 600
years old. He had been an obedient servant of God for
many years, yet he fell into sin and shame. And, to make
matters worse, Ham did not respect his father, but told
his brothers what his father had done. As a result, Noah
pronounced a curse on his descendants.

Two important lessons are to be learned from
these verses. First, no matter how long you have been a
follower of Christ, you must guard against sin. Satan,
as a roaring lion, is walking about, seeking whom he may
devour (I Peter 5:8). His desire is to destroy the
testimony of the Christian. Second, God does not excuse
the sins of the saints. God will not allow sin to go
unjudged. Because of the sin of Ham, judgment fell upon
all of Canaan. They were made the lowest of servants to
their brethren.
their brethren.

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