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Nations descended from Noah...

Nations were divided on the earth after the flood;

"These were the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations, in their nations; and from these the nations were divided on the earth after the flood," Genesis 10:32.

After the flood, the sons of Noah, had sons, (and daughters also) born to them according to their generations, in their nations, "everyone according to his language, according to their families, into their nations," Genesis 10:5.

Chapter 11 tells us how they got spread, and became nations. They were migrating as one group until the incident at the Tower of Babel,  "the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth..."Genesis 11:8.

But, how come some people are white and others black, etc, if we are all descendants of  Noah?

The Lord said in Genesis 11:7, "Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech."

It was the doing of the Lord, His deliberate plan to scatter humans abroad over the face of all the earth.  The word of the LORD came to Jeremiah, saying, "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?" Jeremiah 32:26-27. Certainly not! Remember, Rebekah had twins, "And the LORD said to her: "Two nations are in your womb, Two peoples shall be separated from your body; One people shall be stronger than the other, And the older shall serve the younger," Genesis 25:23. When these were born, the first, Esau came out red. He was like a hairy garment all over, and  Jacob was "smooth-skinned," Genesis 27:11.  So, why are some are white and others black was God’s own plan to scatter us abroad.

When the nations were divided, you can understand why the Bible pays more attention on Shem’s Descendants, it was so in pursuit of a godly seed, or king, the generation of Jesus Christ... "the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Cainan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God," Luke 3:36-38. That preferential treatment shouldn’t make you feel excluded. The wise men from the East said, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him," Matthew 2:2. Herod was troubled, as it may trouble you too why the Messiah was  Jewish.

"So they said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: 'But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, Are not the least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a Ruler Who will shepherd My people Israel.'" Matthew 2:5-6.

But was he to shepherd Israel only? The answer is no! 

It is said that way by people who want to personalise the word of God, people who did not even understand what God’s plan of salvation. They never understood what Christ came here both to serve and to do. Jesus came a saviour of the world, "And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world," 1 John 4:14. 

Christ the Messiah came to save us the sons of Noah, according to our generations, and nations.

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Laurence 

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