January 10, 2018

Genesis 11:4–7 (NLT) — 4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.” 5 But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. 6 “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! 7 Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.”

Here we have Satan working behind the scenes to put into the minds of men to turn their backs on God. Satan was kicked out of heaven because he wanted to be worshipped. So now he figures if I won’t be worshiped I will do what I can to see that God isn’t worshiped. We know that obedience is an act of worship and God had said to be ‘fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. These people were going to disobey and not venture out to fill the earth. You can almost see Satan with a big grin on his face.

But as we see God will have the last word and Satan will be foiled again, at least for awhile. God always has the last word. He bows to no one. He has all authority in heaven and earth.

Verse:6 If we were all united with Jesus nothing would be impossible for us either! Unity can yield many results. Bad unity = bad results and good unity = good results. A small number of people because of their unity and their persistence brought about legalized abortion and same sex marriage. A small group of people in the ’60’s also brought about an end to racial prejudice in the South; well at least outwardly:( What and who are you united with?

Verse:7 Why are there different languages in the world? Because people would not bow the Lordship of the God of heaven. Whenever you hear a different language spoken ask yourself, “Am I yielded to the Lordship of Jesus?” Does God have my allegiance in every area of my life? Is my love for the Lord greater than my love for myself? When my will meets God’s will do I yield to his will?

Do I love my neighbor as myself? Do I bad mouth those in authority over me? Am I constantly irritated when I get interrupted? Do I treat my body as the temple of the Lord? Do I remember that the money I have is just on loan to me from God? Am I striving for moral excellence or just drifting along and settling for mediocrity? Is knowing God important to me? Does my tongue bring life or do I need a language change? My words should be a good indication if I am yielded to the Lordship of Jesus.

Just think if people had walked in obedience to the Lord; we could go anywhere in the world and there would not be a language barrier. It would be much easier to share the gospel and not have to take the time to learn the language. Not yielding to the Lord always makes life harder than it has to be. Ask Cain how farming worked out for him:)

Be Inspired Hilltop!