Most People Know The Problem. What Is The Solution? 

Genesis 9:22,23 “Ham, the father of Canaan, saw that his father was naked and went outside and told his brothers. Then Shem and Japheth took a robe, held it over their shoulders, and backed into the tent to cover their father. As they did this, they looked the other way so they would not see him naked.”
My thoughts: While literal nakedness is the absence of clothes, spiritual nakedness is a place of deep shame and exposure. Most people don’t want exposure. My prayer is that the American people would be stripped of their selfishness and clothed in righteousness. Ham saw the nakedness of his father, but didn’t take the initiative to clothe him. I do not believe his sin was in seeing the nakedness, but in telling his brothers. He could have taken the same robe his brothers used and covered his father alone. His brothers never needed to know about the situation. Shem and Japheth did something about their father’s nakedness. Ham merely pointed it out. Scripture does not tell us Ham’s intents when telling his brothers. However, we can assume that he was comfortable pointing out the problem without providing a solution. I praise God that He didn’t look at my spiritual nakedness and tell the world about it. Instead, He covered me with His blood and washed away my filth. Notice how Shem and Japheth did not look at their father. In the same way, when we surrender our lives to Jesus, He doesn’t see us in our spiritual nakedness anymore. Instead, He clothes us in new life from Heaven! It is our responsibility to lead the shame ridden people into a place where God can transform them forever! Most people know where they have gone wrong. Very few people know the way out of their wrongdoing. Instead of pointing out the shame of others, let us love unconditionally and lead them to redemption.


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