Covenant with Noah (Gn 9:1-17) & Noah and His Sons (Gn 9:18-29) By: Alex Leva
God granted mankind the gift of second chance so that we could learn from our mistakes and do good. Chapter 9 talks about the Covenant that God had with Noah and Noah and his Sons. In the first story, God chose Noah to start a new world after he wipes out the world with a flood. After doing so, God realized that he cannot wipe out a whole human race every time they sin. This ties along with the lesson of second chances. In the second story, Noah got drunk and lied naked one time and Ham saw him. Filled with shame, Ham called to his bothers to bring him in and clothe him. Noah got mad because he did not give him a second chance.
"God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them..." (Gn 9:1a).
"Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth" (Gn 9:1b).
"I will establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all creatures be destroyed by the waters of a flood; there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth" (Gn 9:11).
After the flood, God told them...
"He [Noah] drank some of the wine, became drunk, and lay naked inside his tent. Ham...saw his father's nakedness..." (Gn 21-22).
"When Noah woke up from his wine and learned what his youngest son had done to him, he said: 'Cursed be Caanan! The lowest of slaves shall he be to his brothers'" (Gn 9:24-25).