Re:Verse reading–Genesis 10 (day one)
“These are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth.”–v 1.
It is a mystery, isn’t it? Three sons. Same family. Same instruction. They saw the same examples of faith. Two of them gradually drift away from God. Get busy with life. Achieve success –but not with the Creator.
The other brother takes a different road. He stays close to the long legacy of faith in His father’s family. Adam, Enoch, Methuselah, Noah, SHEM, and eventually Abraham. One generation after another, learning and living the life/traditions of faith.
Even now, whenever we talk about Anti-Semitism (Shem) or Hebrews (Eber) we are remembering and respecting this family. As they walked with God, they kept His story alive and changed the world!
“My son, if you will receive my words and treasure my commandments within you. . .then you will discern the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God.”–Proverbs 2:2