Scripture Reading: Genesis 11:9
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
Reflections: Genesis 10:9-10 describes Nimrod, grandson of Noah, as a renowned hunter and the builder of four cities. Babel was one of those cities. It earned God’s displeasure and subsequently had its construction halted. It was intended to be a city with distinctive characteristics, such as a skyscraper. The purpose of the city was to provide a permanent location for individuals to reside. However this was in direct opposition to God’s covenant directives for the human population to disperse across the earth and occupy various locations. As a consequence, God resisted the project by confusing the language of the people. In the chaos of no longer being able to communicate with each other due to the new language barriers, they ceased construction and dispersed to various parts of the earth, as God had originally intended. Regardless of the goals you set to improve your life, you must ensure that they do not conflict with God’s will. As with Babel, this can attract divine condemnation. Be driven in life by godly goals!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me pursue goals that align with your will.
Confession: I pursue goals that do not conflict with God’s will for my life.