Genesis 9:18 The sons of Noah who went forth from the ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham was the father of Canaan.) 19 These three were the sons of Noah, and from these the whole earth was
populated.20 Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. 21 He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. 22 And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside. 23 Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were
turned , backward, and they did not see their father's nakedness. 24 When Noah awoke from
his wine and knew what his youngest son had done to him, 25 he said, "Cursed be Canaan; a servant of
servants shall he be to his brothers." 26 He also said, "Blessed be the LORD, the God of Shem; and let Canaan be his servant. 27 May God enlarge Japheth, and let him dwell in the tents of Shem, and let Canaan be his servant." 28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years. 29 All the days of Noah were 950 years, and he died.
Again we are told that the earth was populated again by Noah’s family. Sin was still at work in
Noah got drunk on wine and his son Ham disrespected his father while his father was drunk. The
result was Ham’s son Canaan being cursed by his grandfather, Noah. Many generations were affected by Noah’s sin of drunkenness.
What can we learn from this historical account? We need to deal with our sin so it doesn’t affect the generations after us. We are told by Jesus, to bless when we are wronged. We are told by Jesus to repent when we sin and confess our sin to God to be restored to fellowship. We need to stop habits of sin so they do not get passed on to the next generation. We are to bless and not curse.
1 Peter 3:8-12 Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. 9 Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. 10 For "Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; 11 let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil."
Are you dealing with your habits of sin using the power you have in Christ? Are you blessing those
who wrong you? You can in Christ. When we attempt to obey
God expecting Him to help us, He will.