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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Genesis 11: 1-9

Chapter 11

1 1 The whole world spoke the same language, using the same words.

2 2 While men were migrating in the east, they came upon a valley in the land of Shinar and settled there.

3 They said to one another, "Come, let us mold bricks and harden them with fire." They used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar.

4 3 Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky, and so make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered all over the earth."

5 LORD came down to see the city and the tower that the men had built.

6 Then the LORD said: "If now, while they are one people, all speaking the same language, they have started to do this, nothing will later stop them from doing whatever they presume to do.

7 Let us then go down and there confuse their language, so that one will not understand what another says."

8 Thus the LORD scattered them from there all over the earth, and they stopped building the city.

9 4 That is why it was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the speech of all the world. It was from that place that he scattered them all over the earth.

Reflection: God could see that man was getting full of himself again. He loved us enough to try to help and confuse us. Today we are in a society that is pushing for global governments, global banking and such. We forget to embrace our differences. I think God does want us to work together but never at the detriment of our eternity. When mankind gets so full of itself that we think we know more than God, or that God must not exist because we are so smart, then we have crossed that same line that the people of Babel did. We must give glory to God in all things that we accomplish and honor him at the same time. Building a huge tower is wonderful. Building it in spite of God, proving you can reach the heavens, or to show your own greatness is not so wonderful. Help me Lord to remember to give all back to you!

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