“Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4
Genesis 10-11 represents a new start. It represents a people who wanted to make a name for themselves, a people whose social unity and technology, gave them the confidence to think they could build a self-sufficient society for themselves – one apart from God, a people who had lost all their need for God.
“And the Lord said…Come let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech. So, the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city.” Genesis 11:7-8
Isn’t it so funny that their society back then sounds a lot like ours now? God helps us get out of the flood in our own lives, and boom, we are right back to doing it our way, without God. It is so easy to forget where God has brought us from, and when we forget we deceive ourselves into believing we do not need Him anymore. We so easily find ourselves making plans for our lives as if we know tomorrow is promised, because time and time again, we think we can live this life for our own, yet time and time again, God scatters our plans to remind us to submit to His will.
In the moment, we might be confused just like the people at the Tower of Babel, but as time passes, we see His hand and magnificent purpose behind it all. You might find yourself standing in a confusing time in your life right now. Know that it is the loving hand of your creator directing you in much greater paths for your life. There is a purpose and benefit in everything the Lord does, just like at the Tower of Babel, and in the process, He will lovingly teach you to put your trust and future in Him.