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"Come, let us build us a city and a tower, and let us make us a name."
- Genesis 11:4
 
The people who built the tower of Babel experienced difficulties in Gen. 11:1-9. That tower represented an undertaking by a community of citizens determined to make a name for themselves. They meant it to be a magnificent structure symbolizing their unity and opposition to God. They said, "Come, let us build us a city and a tower, who top may reach unto heaven; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth," But God was waiting at the top. In their attempt to achieve recognition, He apprehended them in His own way by breaking down their communication system and thwarting their man-center, God-defying objectives.
 
Christian friends, is it possible that we too are seeking to make . . .

"Come, let us build us a city and a tower, and let us make us a name."
- Genesis 11:4
 
The people who built the tower of Babel experienced difficulties in Gen. 11:1-9. That tower represented an undertaking by a community of citizens determined to make a name for themselves. They meant it to be a magnificent structure symbolizing their unity and opposition to God. They said, "Come, let us build us a city and a tower, who top may reach unto heaven; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth," But God was waiting at the top. In their attempt to achieve recognition, He apprehended them in His own way by breaking down their communication system and thwarting their man-center, God-defying objectives.
 
Christian friends, is it possible that we too are seeking to make a name for ourselves by ambitiously climbing the business, religious, or social towers that deny God His rightful place? If so, we can be sure we will eventually be brought down. Remember God is still at the top.
 
True greatness does not lie with those
Who strive for worldly fame;
It lies instead with those who choose
To serve in Jesus' name.
 
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - If you would build high you must remain low.

 

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