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Cover The Nakedness Of The Fathers

Focus: Genesis 9:22-23 - KJV

22. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. 23. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father's nakedness.


Genesis 9:20-24


When God created man, He made man naked but without shame, not having the knowledge of evil at the time. But from the time he ate of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, he became aware of the consequences of evil which is shamefaced nakedness. Hence, it is possible for anyone at all, to fall into error and thereby become naked, shamefully. The man Noah, whom God had discovered to be the only righteous in his generation got overtaken with wine, such that he became drunk. Incidentally, in his vulnerable drunken state, Noah’s nakedness was exposed to his shame. Rather than cover the father’s nakedness, Ham, with the intent to expose the father’s shame, went to invite his brothers to see. When the father learnt of his action, great consequences followed. Let us compare this to the acts of David against Saul. The king had made himself a sworn enemy of David and was in pursuit of killing David. Incidentally, the king became vulnerable and was available for David’s taking. David did not only refuse to take the king but also blamed the vulnerability or nakedness on Abner the chief guard, than expose the king. He covered the king’s nakedness despite being his enemy and responsible for his becoming a fugitive. Funnily, David still called the king father. He ended up outliving the king.


It has become a practice today for people to ridicule fathers of the faith because of some perceived error or the other. For as long as we are still flesh and blood, we all are prone to mistakes. It is however, against the will of God that we desecrate anyone, no matter what error we assume they had committed, particularly, because we had been beneficiaries of their past good deeds. Even if the one being desecrated refuses to behave like Noah in placing curses on the culprit, the Lord may by Himself deal with the same like He dealt with Miriam when she turned against Moses in the case of his marriage to an Ethiopian woman. Bottomline: the chastisement of the anointed of God is not in the hands of any man. We are therefore, to abstain from exposing the nakedness of anyone called in the name of the Lord or mocking the same because of his mistakes. There is greater blessing in not joining the multitude to do evil just like Ham’s brothers got the father’s blessing while he got cursed. God is the righteous judge: allow Him to do His job.


Father, many of us have erred in joining others to mock your anointed whilst they appeared naked at one time or the other. Please forgive us Lord, in Jesus’ name. Please do not rebuke us in your hot displeasure, in Jesus’ name. Every curse attached to any such actions, please dispel the same for our sakes by reason of the blood of Jesus, in Jesus’ name. The grace to always cover the nakedness of the fathers from time to time, please give to us, in Jesus’ name. And the blessings involved in doing so, also give to us from now on, in Jesus’ name.


SOLUTION: The chastisement of God’s anointed is not in the hands of any man. Never try to run mouth or action over the deeds of any man identified with God. It is counter-productive.



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