They said to each other, “Come, let us make oven-fired bricks.” They used brick for stone and asphalt for mortar. And they said, “Come let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the sky.” Let us make a name for ourselves; Otherwise, we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:3-4 HCSB
God has graciously given me four wonderful children. I could not ask for any better. God is good. As obedient as they generally were, there were memorable times that I would give them instructions and rules and they would elect to disobey me and do what they wanted rather than follow my directions. When they disobeyed, it often resulted in negative consequences.
From the beginning of time man has disobeyed God. God provides rules and direction just like a parent gives direction to a child. Because of God’s great love, He provided rules to protect and care for His children. Just like a child who disobeys his parents, man has chosen to disobey God. Adam and Eve willfully disobeyed God’s directions. Now the people of earth disobeyed God’s command to be fruitful and fill the earth. The people wanted to band together and build a big tower so as to make a name for themselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth. This was in direct rebellion against God’s command.
Challenge: Have you willfully disobeyed God? Seek to know and follow God’s rules and directions; they exists for your benefit.