Text: Genesis 11:1-32.
The story of the Tower of Babel reveals to us something of the nature of fallen humanity – pride and rejection of God. These two elements of our sin nature were secured by Adam, when he rejected God’s command and desired to be like God. In this chapter, the rebellion of humanity plots to build a tower for the purpose of bringing glory to themselves. God judged the people by giving them different languages, which separated them from one another.
In the book of Acts, chapter 2, we read about God reversing that curse. When the Holy Spirit was poured out on the believers, they spoke languages that they did not know but were understood by others who were listening nearby.
By this miraculous event, God was showing that those who belong to Christ are restored to God and united with one another. That is why so much of the message of the New Testament is unity.
Meditate on verses1-9. What is God teaching you especially in verse 9? How are you going to avoid the attitude in verse 4?
Father, forgive me where I have developed pride. Help me to be humble and let Your grace be sufficient for me. In the name of Jesus Christ I