The Tower of Babel, Pentecost, & The Red Thread (Part 4) ~ Jesus in the Old Testament

The Tower of Babel, Pentecost, & The Red Thread ~ Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

The Tower of Babel, Pentecost, & The Red Thread ~ Finding Jesus in the Old Testament

 

When God came down to stop the people from building the Tower of Babel, He wasn’t being a fun-sucker. (Genesis 11:1-9)

He was protecting them from the danger of exalting their own name.

(In my series What Was So Wrong With The Tower of Babel? we looked at those dangers. If you don’t know what was so wrong with the Tower of Babel, and why we should even care, check it out.)

Now we’re going to look at how God, in the midst of all the drama, masterfully wove into these events several Red Thread Clues.[†] [Read more…]

What Was So Wrong With The Tower of Babel (Part Three) — & Why Do We Even Care?

 

If God is sovereign (and He is) why did He let them even begin the Tower of Babel?

If God is sovereign (and He is) why did He let them even begin the Tower of Babel?

 

If God is sovereign (and He is) then He knew the people of Shinar were going to build a tower to their great name before they laid the first brick.

Why didn’t He change their languages earlier, before they could gang up in Babel? 

Why did He even let them begin?

Since there’s no verse in the Bible that says, “I, the Lord, chose not to confuse the language of Babel earlier because . . .” then all we can do is look at what we see and what we know about God in the Bible for possible answers.

We’ll have to be content to wait until heaven to find the actual reason — not that it will matter then.

Why does it matter to me now?

Because every day we wake up to news of another person or group who did something somewhere to someone because they wanted what they wanted and didn’t care what it cost anyone else — and God let them.

[Read more…]

What Was So Wrong With The Tower of Babel — (Part Two) — God’s Response

How Did God Respond to the Tower of Babel? - Mercy

How Did God Respond to the Tower of Babel? – Mercy!

 

The people of Shinar broke ground on their pride and joy — the tower they knew would stand for all time to their greatness.

(See my post What Was So Wrong With the Tower of Babel — Part One for the first part of this story.) 

It was no doubt a glorious day for these people.

But a greater Glory was headed their way, and He meant business.  [Read more…]

What Was So Wrong with the Tower of Babel? — (Part One) — I’m the Man!

 

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“They said to one another, ‘Come, let us build for ourselves a city,
and a tower whose top will reach into heaven,
and let us make for ourselves a name,
otherwise we will be scattered abroad
over the face of the whole earth.’”
~ Genesis 11:4

The people of Babel wanted to build the first skyscraper, but God wouldn’t give them a building permit. Why not?

God surely didn’t feel threatened that they’d actually build a tower so tall they could sneak into heaven and form some sort of revolt.

So what was the big deal?

What was so wrong about the Tower of Babel that God would come down in person and mix up their language, creating a babbling rabble all over a single tower? [Read more…]