God blessed Noah and his sons and told them to be fruitful and multiply, and gave them dominion over every animal on the earth, but not to murder man. God created everything on the
Earth, and he breathed the breath of life into man which is why He made it clear to go ahead and live off of the animals on the earth, but to never murder a human that He breathed his breath of life into.
To prove his covenant with Noah, He created the rainbow to follow the rain to ensure His promise that He will never again flood the entire earth.
They began to repopulate the earth, and Noah became a farmer and planted a vineyard, and got drunk. This is an example that even people who follow God will still be tempted to sin, but because God’s followers can give the temptation to God, they have a way to escape the sin.
Noah gave into the sin and got drunk, which became a chain reaction to his children. Sin doesn't just affect you; it affects the ones around you as well. His son saw him passed out naked and laughed at his father and told his brothers, who then went in and turned away to not see their father naked and to cover him up. When Noah awoke he knew which son (Canaan) had mocked him and showed his disrespect to him and God, since even though Noah was sinning, he was a man of God, and cursed him for it and prayed that his other sons would be blessed. Noah saw this mockery as evil that was in his son’s heart and knew that the evil could be passed down to his children as well, it’s common to copy what you learn from your parents.
God can break any cycle, which is important to draw from this, if Canaan had felt remorse for mocking his dad and turned to God for forgiveness and asked that the meanness be taken from him, it could have changed his outcome.
God knows what’s in our hearts, but we need to remember that although we might find an incident like this silly, when we mock a man of God, that is a representation of mocking God.
When we feel like making fun of someone we need to try to make that feeling go away, cast it out, ask God for help to not think that way and to be understanding and compassionate rather than to mock. Mocking can appear as harmless, but to the one receiving the mockery it can cut deep and really hurt them emotionally.
Another thing to learn from this is to not be so quick to judge someone for their sins, after all, it is not our place to judge, it’s our place to give it to God and let His way prevail. We should never judge, especially if we are sinning at the exact moment of inflicting judgment, it makes people see Christians as hypocrites. Many people have turned away from Christianity because of the Christians who judge others for sinning but then go and sin themselves. We need to not judge and give it to God, and when we see someone sin, pray for God to help them, and when we sin ask for forgiveness and ask God to help us. No one is perfect but God, no one has the right to judge except God.