In his pride and arrogance, man decides that he can reach the heavens. Did they imagine they could reach God and somehow overthrow Him? God sees their futile attempts and rather than allow them to be carried away with their own pride and achievement, He brings humility by confusing their language.
Some have used the curse of Ham for generations to justify their belief that black people are inferior. Slave owners would actually teach this erroneous and heretical belief to slaves to bring them to the understanding that they should submit to their masters as superior. It is worth the time to properly understand what God intended for us to know from this passage so this damaging teaching can end with our generation.
God’s Covenants with man provide the framework for how He is working through redemptive history. You can view the Bible through the lens of His covenants and fill in all of human history in response to those covenants. First with Adam and now God comes to the table again with Noah.
This week as we continue walking through the Bible, we look at what God was doing through the life of Noah. Why did God curse the ground with Adam and then again with Cain even worse only to lift the curse with Noah?
In this weeks sermon, we find Cain and Able making their choices about sin and righteousness. God warns Cain like he warns all of us, “sin is crouching at your door. It desires to have you, but you must master it”
Have you ever felt lost in the Bible trying to understand what it all means? This week we begin a sermon series that will give you an overview of the Bible to try to understand God’s reasons for all he has done through history as recorded in His Word. This week we begin in Genesis.
As mature Christians, we start with giving our hearts and our lives to God. We train by diligently studying His Word. We turn away from the sin and corruption of this world. Finally we are ready to be called a true disciple when we take up our cross and follow Jesus. This week we finish by looking at what it means to be a disciple who follows Jesus.
As we consider how to teach our children the way they should go, I take a deeper look at what it means to turn away from worldly living. We are called to come out of the filthy things of this world and Peter minces no words about the depth of destruction and the necessity of believers to be set apart.