Love covers over a multitude of sins

Posted: July 28, 2013 in christian living, ecclesia, Jesus

Genesis 9:21 He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father and told his two brothers outside. Then Shem and Japheth took a garment, laid it on both their shoulders, and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father. Their faces were turned backward, and they did not see their father’s nakedness.

I wonder why Ham didn’t cover his dad and go pray for him, that the Lord would convict his father about drinking too much wine, then if necessary even go and speak with him if it happened again? Ham’s heart was the heart of the devil to accuse and slander. There is a time to openly expose public teachers or those who creep in to destroy the flock. There is even a time to bring a matter to the whole church if a brother refuses to repent over some sin. Yet what Ham did was totally different.

Who wants to have a relationship with someone they can’t confide in or are afraid will seek their shame and destruction if they fall in an area? That is cursed behavior and not fitting for brethren.

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Comments
  1. amongtheforgotten says:

    I love the connection between the title taken from 1 Peter 4:8 and this passage in Genesis. I never put those together despite this being a perfect example of how not to love your brother. Ever consider expounding upon more examples of this Jim?

    Your point is well taken and the answer to your question is NO ONE. That is cursed behavior and not fitting for brethren.

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