Table of Nations–Genesis 10

The nations of the world are divided among the three sons of Noah. Archeologists have confirmed the fact that every culture has their version of the flood and Noah’s story. Yet, we still try to explain away the world orser without including God in the picture.

People are like that, Even though God is staring us in the face, we try to invent ways to deny his presence. If we as a people would acknowledge that he is God and we are not; then we could begin to see his hand and enjoy the freedom he provides. As we read about the development of the nations, it is Amazing that the lineage of Ham typifies people that hate and want to be equal with God. As we will see, throughout bible History, their activities quantify Selfishness and disdain for God and his people.

God Loves us, He wants to have a relationship with us. It is our choice to walk with him or run from him—help me Lord to run to you and not from you.

God Bless You

This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.

2 The sons of Japheth:
The Hamites
6 The sons of Ham:

Cush, Egypt, Put and Canaan.

7 The sons of Cush:

Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteka.

The sons of Raamah:

Sheba and Dedan.

8 Cush was the father of Nimrod, who became a mighty warrior on the earth. 9 He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; that is why it is said, “Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.” 10 The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Uruk, Akkad and Kalneh, in Shinar. 11 From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah 12 and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah—which is the great city.
Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshek and Tiras…

21 Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber.
22 The sons of Shem:

Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.

23 The sons of Aram:

Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshek.

24 Arphaxad was the father of Shelah,

and Shelah the father of Eber.

25 Two sons were born to Eber:

One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan.

It did not take Long–Genesis 9 part 2

It did not take long…Within a short period of time, Noah gets drunk and Ham degrades and disrespects his Dad.  Funny, these were the good guys.  Sin creeps in to the scene whenever we take our eyes off the Lord.  When we are in extreme crisis, it is often easier to focus on the Lord because we have no other recourse.  When things are good, plentiful and crisis free we tend to let down a bit and open a door for sin to come in and destroy us.  The Bible is chocked full of stories of great people of God that crash and burn when times become good or at least crisis free.

Why would we expect different?  I am reminded that when I feel a break in the action, that is when I need to be on guard.  The more prosperous and complacent we are the more apt our enemy is to level us. Paul said it best—“I have learned to be content whatever my circumstance, well fed or hungry; living in plenty or in want—I can do all things thru Christ Who strengthens me!” Philippians 4:12-13.  So, following Peter’s direction, We must remain on Guard, our enemy prowls like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. I Peter 5:8

Help me, Lord to remain faithful and on Guard.

God Bless you

20 Noah, a man of the soil, proceeded to plant a vineyard. 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. 29 Noah lived a total of 950 years, and then he died.