Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Tower of Babel

Confusion Sets in

Shortly after the Biblical flood in Genesis, there is the story of the Tower of Babel.  For those who don’t know, it is a very short story of people coming together to build themselves a city with a tower that reaches toward heaven.
God Goes to check out the construction of the city and the tower and decides if as one people they do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. In His wisdom He scatters mankind and set apart the languages so that there is great confusion. It worked, the people abandon the construction and it never gets built.
Even though we live in a day and age where anyone of us can learn a new language in fairly short order, we are still living in that state of confusion that keeps us divided. We divide ourselves on geographical lines, political lines, male, female, racial lines, blood lines, wealth and lines of poverty. We draw lines between science and religion, we push the lines of morality, conjure up lines between church and state, your line my line, it’s no wonder we can’t come together, we’re too busy setting lines.
Most of us would love to wake up to a world where we all spoke the same language and it was easy to come together as one people. So long as man as it in his mind to do evil this goal will remain out of our reach. ( To Be Continued.....)


  1. You're right. Communication would help to bridge the gap between cultures. But I suspect Satan would still be at work.