Community Bible Study again. We’re doing Genesis.
And the leader pointed out a lovely similarity in the beginnings of Genesis 11 and Genesis 12.
Genesis 11 is the story of the tower of Babel. The people looked around and, in their pride, they began to build a tower to reach God, in order to make a name for themselves so that they would not be scattered but would stay in one place.
God did not like their pride, so He scattered them and the tower was never built.
And then in Genesis 12, God asks Abram to leave his home, and promises to make his name great.
In other words, a great name was possible, but humans can’t make it happen. We have to let God do the work.
Just like we can’t make perfection happen. We have to let God do the work.
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Humble yourself and He will lift you up.
He has chosen the simple things of the world to confound the wise.
The last shall be first and the first shall be last.
God seems to be very back-to-front sometimes. But even the fact that He is beyond my understanding is reason to believe that all will be well.linked at Imperfect Prose