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Wed. Jan. 10, 2018

Daily Reflections January 10

Category: RMM
By: FBC Staff

Genesis 11

For today’s reflection, I’d like to focus in on verses 1 to 9. The story of the tower of Babel is relatively well known, and rightfully so. Here we find men striving together in unity to accomplish a grand feat. The question then becomes: Why was God so opposed to this development?

Their motives are not made explicit in the text, but God’s response provides us with a strong indication that their heart was in the wrong place. Consider verse 6:

And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. (Genesis 11:6 ESV)

Does God feel insecure now that mankind is realizing their potential? Is this text an indication that the God of the Bible stands in the way of human progress? Perhaps an artificial or shallow reading of the text could lead to these assumptions, but anyone who knows God recognizes something more here.  Keep reading...


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