Instead of relying on God, the world began to rely on themselves as with the account in Genesis 11. The world began to populate, there was only one language, and there was not much strive. Things were going so well that people believed they didn’t need God. Pride made them want to prove that nothing was impossible and they desired to build a city with a tall structure named the Tower of Babel.
Because pride got the best of humanity, the punishment was confusion through their language so they couldn’t understand each other. People then began to scatter over the face of the earth and the building of the great city with the Tower of Babel was never finished.
Isn’t it interesting how even today sectors of humanity believe they have all the answers and don’t have a need for God? This belief that rejects God yet has all the answers is called secularism. Society believes they don’t need God any more. All that is needed is a government to run health care and tell us how to live.
Are we building our own towers of Babel today? Pride wants us to buy houses we can’t pay for, cars we can’t afford, make decisions on who lives or who dies. On the other hand, God’s way is to simplify, get good at a few things, do our part, and let God do the amazing part. That’s when amazing things happen because God can take accomplishment and multiply it to levels beyond our imagination.
Pride can destroy if there is a lack of attention to God first. This day with God, let’s do great things with God’s help; build things with His guidance that helps us understand Him more and apply His principles to our life.