Then they said, “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
Notice the phrase, “that we may make a name for ourselves”. If we revisit the Garden of Eden, we find that God had already given man a name. Unfortunately, the fall of mankind has embedded into us a deep need to make a name for ourselves. We want to build monuments to our achievements, but history shows us that those monuments come at a horrible price to others. It is God’s mercy that scatters us in order to that His name would be great and not our own.
Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
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