April 2, 2007
Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the earth.
What a scene it must have been when the survivors of Noah’s flood began to build the Tower of Babel. They were determined to build a monument to their pride and as their way of trying to approach God on their own terms.
It’s hard to imagine the arrogance of that act, or the confusion that must have reigned in Babel as mighty and intelligent men began speaking different languages for the first time.
The Tower of Babel is a real historical event, but it is also an illustration of society even today. Men and women in our day are just like the proud people of Babel…believing they know everything there is to know and therefore can approach God on their own terms.
The Lord states many times in the Scripture that He detests arrogance and pride. “Haughty eyes” (Proverbs 6:17), or a proud look, is first on the list of things that God hates. People today are building towers to try and reach heaven; not physical structures, but towers of pride and self-sufficiency.
God honors a humble heart. So don’t let the world fool you into thinking you need to be self-sufficient. Rather reach up to God with with an open hand and heart to receive His grace each day.
GOD HATES PRIDE… BUT HONORS HUMILITY!