After the flood, The world started again and as Noah’s sons expanded in the land, they spread across the world and built the nations. As the world expanded, so did the attitudes and cultures of each of the brothers. It was amazing how the lineages began to take on an attitude about God. When Ham was cursed by Noah after the flood, the resentment and rebellion was passed on and became a general hatred for all things that related to God. That was the beginning of idol worship and self absorption that caused the great divisions among the families.
In our time, we still see the vestiges of the early cultures. Historical records from all cultures all recount a flood tradition, and the attitudes and beliefs still are apparent. Despite the cultural predisposition, though we all still have the choice to follow God. Each of us makes a daily choice to trust him, or to trust ourselves. In that choice we shape our lives and the lives of our kids and generations to come. What a huge responsibility. That is why Joshua–the leader of Israel so many hundreds of years later said, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!”
God Bless You
This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the flood.