When Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his youngest son had done to him, 25he said,“Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be to his brothers.”[Genesis 9:24-25]
The Biblical authors were not in the habit of embellishing the truth and falsely portraying the heroes of the faith in unrealistic light. There are many negative examples that we can learn from in Scripture that remind us that all have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.
Only One has ever perfectly lived before God, and He is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Whether Noah or anyone else, we all need Jesus.
Furthermore, the curse of Canaan carries some mystery and innuendo, which means that there is something more to it than meets the eye.
Why was Noah so angry with Ham, and why did he curse Ham’s son, Canaan, instead?
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