Covenant with Noah and Noah and His Sons Gn 9:1-9:28 By Mirka Porcayo
There are few important event in Gn 9 and they are when God provides Noah and his sons everything to be theirs and when God made a covenant with all the mortal beings on earth that the flood would never happen again. Another important event is when Noah cursed Ham’s son, Canaan and blessed Shem and Japheth after Ham saw his father naked and Shem and Japheth cover Noah without seeing him. The first thing that happened was God blessing Noah and his sons to multiply and fill the earth. He also gave them power and dominance over the creatures and allowed them to eat meat. Next, God made a promise with all mortal beings on earth that promised them the terrible flood would not ever happen again to destroy all creatures. Finally, Noah Becomes drunk and lied down in his tent naked. Later Ham saw him, told his brothers who walked backward into the tent and dropped robes on Noah, covering him without seeing him. Afterwards Noah found out what Ham did, he cursed Ham’s son, Canaan and blessed his two other sons. A life lesson we can learn from this passage is that human beings should treat others with respect and respect privacy especially their own parents.
"Fear and dread of you shall come upon all animals of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon all the creatures that move about on the ground and all the fishes of the sea; into your power they are delivered. Any living creature that moves about shall be yours to eat; I give them all to you as I did the green plants." (Gn 9:2-9:3).
"I will establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all creatures be destroyed by the waters of the flood.; there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth. God said: this is the sign of the covenant that I am making between me and you and every living creature with you for all ages to come:..." (Gn 9:11-9:12).
"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.' He also so said 'Blessed be the Lord, the God of Shem! Let Canaan be his slave. May God expand Japheth, and may he dwell among the tents of Shem; and let Canaan be his slave." (Gn 9:24-9:27).