Monday, April 19, 2010

Our Global Tower of Babel

As a whole, mankind has turned its back on God. Watch the news. World leaders desire to run things their own way and rarely consider the words of God or godly forefathers.  They speak arrogantly about the global world and all that men can do if nations pull together.

Makes me think of the Tower of Babel.

"Come, let us build ourselves a city,
with a tower that reaches to the heavens,
so that we may make a name for ourselves
and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth."
~ Genesis 11:4

What was wrong with joining together? Just that it was in direct disobedience to God who had made it abundantly clear to Adam and his seed that they were to "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it."  Instead, man chose to cluster together around a tower of their own making.

So, what did God do about this act of defiance?  He confounded the plans of men and scattered them over all the earth (Genesis 11:8) Might He do that in our day? If so, when? When will He show His power and confound the nations? And how?

Tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes? What are ash clouds that cover all of Europe and bring air traffic to a screaming halt? These are just the beginnings of the "acts of God" that are headed our way. Anyone can read about them in the final pages of God's book, the Bible.  

It's not too late for mankind to turn from our wicked ways and humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord.

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