2017-05-22 - Shem's Wife: Mankind Rests on Her Shoulders
These were the three sons of Noah, and from them came the people who were scattered over the earth. Genesis 9:19
Shem’s wife did not have a choice. She was selected to help repopulate the earth after its devastating flood. It was flattering to be chosen by God for such an honor. However, she never asked for it. Nor was she aware of her future position when she married Shem.
Her choices were to go against God and perish in a horrendous flood or live with family and animals on a smelly boat during a rainstorm. She picked the later.
Shem’s wife had to endure a flood and life in an ark to receive her reward. She became the restarting point of the human race. She showed Godly courage and proof that there is a spiritual realm beyond the physical reality we live in day after day.
Lord, Let me not take my ancestry as insignificant. May I honor my relatives today. Grant them strength, peace, health, and joy. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.