Saturday, September 3, 2011
From the beginning of their construction the tower has been the symbol of power. Think of the New York City skyline for instance,Los Angeles or Chicago. All the big financial places are in huge skyscrapers. They represent power and prestige and if not careful their occupants may become prideful thinking they are better than others. Think of Trump Tower in Manhattan. The Empire State building or the Freedom Tower being built on One World Trade Center in NYC.Towers represent money,prestige and importance.
In the Bible the 'power of the tower' caused real trouble. Remember Babel? Back before that, the whole earth spoke only one language. Can you imagine that? We could understand everyone. The people of Babylon in Genesis Chapter 11 started to exalt themselves above God so He confused their languages so they could no longer communicate to have power to build the tower. I guess this is where they phrase babbling comes from?Genesis 11:8 says "So in that way God scattered them all over the earth; and that ended the building of the city." These mere humans thought they were like the great and powerful Oz in the movie "The Wizard of Oz." No mere man needs to mess with trying to play God. Many have tried and failed.
In Psalm 2 verse number one it says "What fools the nations are to rage against the Lord! How strange that men should try to outwit God!" It goes on in verse 2 to say "A summit conference of the nations has been called to plot against the Lord and his Messiah, Christ the King. " Seems like the word 'summit' is popular in our own US government today as the solution to everything. Verse 3 of this same chapter continues by saying "Come let us break his chains and free ourselves from slavery to God." Say what? God gives freedom not bondage. Psalm 2:4 goes on to say "But God in heaven merely laughs! He is amused by all their puny plans."
Remember the those who think they are great will be humbled.(See Matthew 23:12). Proverbs 29:23 says "A man's pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor." It is God who gives the power to get wealth and has given people the gifts and abilities they do have.(See Deuteronomy 8:18). 1 Samuel 2:7 says "The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts." When we exalt ourselves over the Lord Almighty we are looking for trouble.
PRAYER: Father I thank you for your almighty majesty and power. Thank you for giving me the abilities you have given me. Forgive me if I have acted unsatisfied or not used the talents you have given me. I choose to let you have first place in my life and give you the glory when good things happen to me. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Note: When you have time enjoy this worshipful song I have included. Click on the link to listen. Be blessed!