Monday, March 10, 2008

Tower of Babel

Genesis 11 tells us about the Tower of Babel. You see, after the flood, God told Noah and his family to populate the earth and scatter. The earth was becoming repopulated but the people were not scattering. The people decided to build a tower that would reach the Heavens. This would allow them to stay together and make a name for themselves. This was not what God wanted and this did not make him happy. God decided to come down and confuse their language so they would not be able to accomplish what they wanted.
On Wednesday night as we studied this, the students found this account very interesting. The Book of Genesis gives us great detail about creation, and the Tower of Babel is no different. Here we learn how the different languages of our world were created. Just like the earth, and everything on it, God created the languages we speak.
We closed our lesson time by asking our students to consider what their "towers" were. What are we putting up in front of God? Many students mentioned activities that they were involved in. These activities take the place of time with God, and give them their worth. God wants us to put him first and allow him to give us direction as to where we should go and what we should do.
Take some time this week and pray that God would help you to put your priorities in order, with Him at the top spot

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