There is a gleaning from these verses below. Click and enjoy : )
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. 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. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 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.
What we can Glean:
Setting: This historical account happened in the plain of Shinar, ( now: Iraq ) sometime between the great flood that saved Noah and his family ( 1 Peter 3:20 ) and the birth of Immanuel. The people meant to build this tower so that they may not be < scattered abroad on the face of the whole earth. > That though is exactly what happened as a repercussion. Let us allow this to be a lesson for us in intention. Any Father loves for his children to be closer to him. In this case the people were trying to be closer to heaven in order to not be scattered and to < let us make a name > for ourselves.
It’s funny that a visible action ( a fruit ) that comes from a thought can be exactly the same the thing even though it’s birth place ( it’s roots ) could be totally different. You see, if they had thought to themselves “let us glorify Our God Jehova” They very well might have found themselves doing the very same thing (building the tower).
V 8 < So The Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city and the tower >.
Lord Jesus Christ bring the Holy Spirit down among us as we fold our intentions over and allow the Holy Spirit to make it’s intentions for us known. Strengthen and invigorate us as we live out these intentions and bring glory and honor to Your name.
Let’s have a great day ya’ll, we ought to bless our enemies and be ever so grateful for those who love us. God be with you today!