26 He also said,
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Shem!
May Canaan be the slave of Shem.
27 May God extend Japheth’s territory;
may Japheth live in the tents of Shem,
and may Canaan be the slave of Japheth.”
28 After the flood Noah lived 350 years. 29 Noah lived a total of 950 years, and then he died. Genesis 9:26-29
Just as we really don’t know why God cursed Canaan, we really don’t know why he blessed Shem and Japheth either, but He did.
(As an aside, Shem is considered a significant forefather of the Hebrews. Even today, when a hateful act is committed against the Jews, it’s called anti-semitic, from the name Shem.)
Of course God had his reasons for blessing who he blessed and cursing who he cursed. Sometimes we’re privy to the reasons; more often than not, we just don’t know why. That should not cause us to worry at all.
As I’ve stated in numerous places, He knows what He’s doing even if we don’t. Nothing surprises Him; nothing catches him unawares; nothing wears Him down, and nothing is too impossible or little for Him to do.
If we truly believed that, we would be so much at peace. But my fear is we pray and want to be answers to our prayers. In other words, we want to dictate to God how to do things. It doesn’t and hasn’t ever worked that way.
Just….let it go…into His hands.