TOPIC: THE TABLE OF NATIONS
This is the account of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s sons, who themselves had sons after the
The sons of Japheth: Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras.
The sons of Gomer: Ashkenaz, Riphath and Togarmah. The sons of Javan: Elishah,
Tarshish, the Kittim and the Rodanim.(From these the maritime people spread out
into their territories by their clans within their nations, each with its own language.)
The sons of Ham: Cush, Mizraim, Put and Canaan. The sons of Cush: Seba, Havilah, Sabtah, Raamah and Sabteca. The sons of Raamah: Sheba and Dedan. Cush was the father of Nimrod, who grew to be a mighty warrior on the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord; that is why it is said, "Like Nimrod, a mighty hunter before the Lord.” The first centers of his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Akkad and Calneh, in Shinar. From that land he went to Assyria, where he built Nineveh, Rehoboth Ir, Calah and Resen, which is between Nineveh and Calah; that is the great city. Mizraim was the father of the Ludites, Anamites, Lehabites, Naphtuhites, Pathrusites, Casluhites (from whom the Philistines came) and Caphtorites. Canaan was the father of Sidon his firstborn, and of the Hittites, Jebusites, Amorites, Girgashites, Hivites, Arkites, Sinites, Arvadites, Zemarites and Hamathites.Later the Canaanite clans scattered and the borders of Canaan reached from Sidon toward Gerar as far as Gaza, and then toward Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, as far as Lasha. These are the sons of Ham by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations.
Sons were also born to Shem, whose older brother was Japheth; Shem was the ancestor of all the sons of Eber. The sons of Shem: Elam, Asshur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram.The sons of Aram: Uz, Hul, Gether and Meshech. Arphaxad was the father of Shelah, and Shelah the father of Eber. Two sons were born to Eber: One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided; his brother was named Joktan. Joktan was the father of Almodad, Sheleph, Hazarmaveth, Jerah, Hadoram, Uzal, Diklah, Obal, Abimael, Sheba, Ophir, Havilah and Jobab. All these were sons of Joktan. The region where they lived stretched from Mesha toward Sephar, in the eastern hill country. These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations. These are the clans of Noah’s sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.”
Most of the time it is boring reading the genealogy or birth account of people most especially when it is a bit longer like the one we find here. But there are lessons that we can learn from it. From the three sons of Noah nations are established and the whole world is populated. In each sons blood line is found talents and some specific characters like we see Nimrod who became giants of war, and every blood line is not less important because each has something special to contribute to the moving of the world. Your blood line has something unique that identifies you from others, if the specific thing is negative you have to work it for good or better. If it is other way round then you can make it shine and make a wonderful history.
Prayer:-pray for experiencing the blessings in your blood line
-pray against repetition of bad thing that has happened in your blood line before
What to meditate on:
What make you think your blood line is blessed or cursed?