Leviticus 18 warns against exposing nakedness or having sexual relations with relatives. Exposure of a persons nakedness is a big deal to YHWH. Lev18:24 " 'Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled.
Gen 9:25 The first time that the word naked is used is in regard to Noah, he gets drunk and exposes himself in the tent and his youngest son Ham seeing him, tells his and brothers, who walk in backwards so that they don't see the fathers nakedness.
The curse on Canaan (Noah's Grandchild, not his son HAM, )was pronounced .... and here we are hundreds of years later being warned against exposing anothers nakedness as it causes defilement.
It began with Noah not paying attention to his new drink. I doubt very much that he was aware of the result of his mixture. Lev 18:24 The consequences of our actions may not come home to roost in our generation but in our children's generation.
Later we will see in Lev 26:38 "You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you. Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their fathers' sins they will waste away". (See also Exodus 34:7 & Numbers 14:17-19)
Deuteronomy 5:9-10 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
God puts a limit on the punishment but not on his blessing! He continues to be a gracious God, showing compassion on all he has made.
1 Thess 4:3-8 Gives a holiness context with avoiding sexual immorality and taking advantage of your brother.
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