All That's Well Doesn't Always End Well by Ken Trivette

Ken D. Trivette
Genesis 9.19-29

1. As you read the Bible you find that its heroes are faithfully depicted,
whether it is their successes or their sins. God always paints human nature
in its true colors. God exalts the successes of man and exposes the sins of
man. It gives both the bright spots and dark blots of its characters. It
compliments the successes and condemns the sins.

2 This honesty of the Bible reminds us that there is no person that is not
capable of making a mistake.

3. I think of a book entitled "Once Upon A Pew." In the book there is a
particular chapter called "Out of the Mouths of Typewriters." It is a chapter
on mistakes found in Church newsletters. For example:

"Weight watchers will meet at 7:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church.
Please use large double door at the side entrance."
"Pastor is on vacation. Massages can be given to the Church Secretary."
"Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several
new members and the deterioration of some older ones."
"The senior choir invites any member of the congregation who enjoys
sinning to join the choir."
"Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles, and other items to be recycled.
Proceeds will be used to cripple children."

4. I wish that I could say that our mistakes could be limited to a few
"typo's." But unfortunately, sometimes our mistakes are tar more serious.

5. For more than 3 chapters we have been reading about a man who
walked with God for hundreds of years (6:9). But in the final verses of his
life, we see that what's well, doesn't always end well.

6. Notice Vs.20-21. We see Noah's sin and shame. His sin seems to he two-
fold. First, there is intemperance. We see Noah getting drunk. Secondly,
there is immorality. The word "uncovered" seems to suggest some act of
immorality. The tense of the words seem to suggest that this was a
deliberate choice.

7. Here is a ...

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