Good Morning y’all. It’s Monday!!!…blogging on the train to work 🙂
Today we continue our study of the book of Genesis. We in chapter 9. In this chapter, we see how God blessed Noah and his sons. Told them to prosper and multiply and gave them dominion and control over every animal. He made a covenant to them never again will everything living be destroyed by flood waters. The sign of the covenant is the Rainbow.
Holy Spirit we ask you open our eyes to see, our ears to hear and our hearts to perceive the truth in the word today. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Be blessed 🙂
God made a covenant to Noah and all generations to come that never again will everything living be destroyed by flood waters. The sign of the covenant is the rainbow. It’s a reminder of God’s faithfulness and truthfulness to His promise.
Noah planted a vineyard and one day had too much too drink and was drunk. Ham is youngest son came into his tent and saw him naked. He went out and told his brothers. I’ve always wondered what Ham did wrong when he saw his father naked and went to tell his brothers. I guess it was the motive behind his action that was the issue. Perhaps he did it to shame his father or ridicule him. His other brothers on the other hand, did the right thing by protecting their father’s dignity. They took a cloak and walking backwards covered their father without seeing his nakedness.
The lesson here is for us to check our motives. Why do we do the things we do? For example you hear of a young girl at church who is pregnant out of wedlock and you decide to blab her issue to everyone in your prayer group under the pretense you want them to pray for her. Is that really your motive or you just want everyone to know what she has done. We can fool man but God can’t be fooled. He knows the intents of our hearts. The psalmist understood this and said search me oh God and know my thoughts….
Psalms 139:23-24 NLT: “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life“.
Psalms 26:2 NLT: “Put me on trial, lord , and cross-examine me. Test my motives and my heart“.
Hams actions cost him severely. His father placed a curse not on him but on his son. When we do the wrong thing, it not only affect us but others around us. The consequences might not directly affect us but might affect generations after us. What kind of legacy are we living behind for those coming after us? Are they inheriting blessings or curses?
Today, let’s ask God to examine our motives and if there be anything not right, let’s ask for grace to make the changes needed.
Dear Lord thank you for today and for your promises towards us. Today we ask that you search us, O God, and know our heart; test us and know our anxious thoughts. Point out anything in us that offends you, and lead us along the path of everlasting life. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Thanks for joining today.
Have a blessed Monday :). Remember, check your motives before you act.
***With God all things are possible***