We live “After the flood”. Was that news to you? 🙂 We all know that. The flood did not eradicate evil; is what I am saying. It did however stop the progressive flow of evil that was going on and continuing in the days before. God would continue to have a people, a nation and a Deliverer and Saviour for His people and the world.
As we look at Scripture from my reading for today I read;
“And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said one to another, ‘Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly.’ And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, ‘Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.’ And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the LORD said, ‘Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.’ So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” Genesis 11:1-9 (KJV)
In this passage of Scripture, and several years following the flood we see the people gathered together in one place; contrary to God’s command of “Multiplying and filling the earth”. This in effect was a rebellious act against the Creator; and if the people were not going to cover the earth, then God would do it by confusing their languages.
There is only one way for the people of earth to be one in God, Peace and Unity; and that is through Jesus Christ. It is not through building monuments of human effort such as statues, churches, mosque, temples, or skyscrapers, etc. Nor, is religion equal to the task. It is the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus that will bring us together, keep us together for eternity.
Pray for peace. Yes! First pray for what God has given us guidance and command to pray for; and that is “the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalm 122:6).
-Tim A. Blankenship