E100 Reading 5 – Can We talk Genesis 11:1-9

Tower of Babel – reach the heavens, so they could make a name for themselves and not be scattered over the face of the earth. It was for human glory and not for God’s glory, they wanted to find favour with people instead of trying to find favour with God. They should have use Noah as an example as we see this in Genesis 8:20-22:

Genesis 8:20-22

New International Version (NIV)

20 Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and, taking some of all the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. 21 The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the groundbecause of humans, even though[a] every inclination of the human heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.

22 “As long as the earth endures,
seedtime and harvest,
cold and heat,
summer and winter,
day and night
will never cease.”

When we acknowledge and worship God, He can accomplish incredible things through us. Pride had crept into their lives and they seeked human gloification.

C S Lewis states that ‘ Pride is the worst of all vices”

God will not let our pride continue forever (Proverbs 6:18). How much more could we have effective communication in the workplace, our family, our churches and political arenas, and at the same time do it without pride.

Help me Lord to be humble in al that I do. Amen.

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~ by deepercriesout on April 27, 2012.

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