Memorize: “‘And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.’” Genesis 11:4.
Devotional Reading: Genesis 11:1-9
People gathered on the plain of Shinar (in what today is Iraq). They were proud of themselves, confident, and determined that others would honor them.
They seek to show off their accomplishments. So they unite and decided to build a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven.
It was to be a mighty piece of engineering. A marvel that could be seen for miles. A testament to their skills and abilities.
They feared that without this tower, they would be scattered throughout the earth, and vulnerable.
They would not get the notoriety, credit, or honor they felt they were due.
In that time, Abraham stood out in contrast. Unlike the people of Babel, Abraham was a man of faith.
He was willing to leave the comfort and stability of nearby Ur, and follow God no matter where He asked him to go.
He did not seek possessions or recognition like the people of Babel.
And God blessed him, because he treasured God and His direction over recognition by the world. Abraham walked by faith.
Today, the world is filled with Nations, Continent and people who are motivated by pride and personal desires.
People who work hard to be recognised and honored for their accomplishments.
They build towers, monuments and nations (e.g. EU) and seek to make names for themselves.
But none of these motivations pleases God.
What does He look for? “Him… who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word” Isaiah 66:2, and Not to depends on the Union or Nations for survival.
I wish to encourage you to have the right attitude. Build your faith in God and not towers for self recognition, seek His Kingdom first.
Humble yourself before God, trust Him and he will direct your path. I pray that God will give you the Grace to build your Faith in Him.
Prayer point: Father, give me the Grace to build and grow my faith in you in Jesus name.
Key Dose: In all your pursuits, have a desire to please God and not man.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)