Avoid the Curse

They are real you know. Noah cursed his son, “Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants he shall be to his brothers.” A free man became a slave. What did Canaan’s father do? He made a show of himself, he was the big shot with news. It did not matter to him that he had seen his father exposed. It was just an opportunity to bring attention to himself, at the expense of his father’s dignity. Can you blame Noah? He’s human. (Genesis 9:19-25)

Need is so great for those in humble circumstances that parents are now out begging for their children. To take advantage, to humiliate them, is certain to bring a curse, if not from God, from man. Pakistanis, let your giving be without selfies. We are not lords, we are brothers. God will humble us, but woe be to the one who humiliates another. In your land, Christians are despised and forsaken. Sorrow and grief are their companions. They have a lot in common with Christ. So, reach out and be a blessing.

“He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.” (Isaiah 53:3-4 NASB)