Monday, July 2, 2018

Genesis 11:1, 5, 7-8 NIV 2011

Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building…”Come let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city.

 

350 years after the flood Noah died. His sons and grandsons had families. Genesis 10:32b, “From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood.” Speaking one language, they decided they wanted to build a city and tower that reached to heaven. God is greater than man. He saved Noah’s family family from the flood. The land was cleansed which revealed God’s mercy and goodness as Noah and his family inherited the land. The people built a tower to worship their greatness. Sin connects all people. God alone is worthy of worship.

 

I can’t remember how many times I’ve been asked, “What do you do?” Now I smile and proudly answer, “I write a daily devotional.” Sometimes it’s the end of a conversation but other times it’s the beginning. My worth is defined by my relationship with Jesus Christ. Anything else is wood, hay and stubble that perish in a fire. It’s a daily battle for sinful me not to “build towers” in my life. Thankful God alone is worthy of my worship.

 

What towers need to be destroyed?

 

Standing with Jesus,

S

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