After the flood, the population again spread and multiplied. And with it grew the seeds of idolatry, war, tyranny and destruction.
"...this is the genealogy of the sons of Noah: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. And sons were born to them after the flood....The sons of Ham were Cush, Mizraim, Put, and Canaan. ...Cush begot Nimrod; he began to be a mighty one on the earth. ...And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel... " Genesis 10:1-10
"And they said, 'Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves...” Genesis 11:4
The tower they built didn't last long. Nor did their quest for unity and admiration. Instead,
"the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth..." Genesis 11:8-9
God wasn't pleased with man's vision of global oneness. Do you wonder what He thinks of the United Nation's plan to eradicate Biblical Christianity and replace it with a more useful and tolerant spirituality? These two UNESCO [UN Education, Culture, and Science agency] Declarations may help answer that question:
1. Declaration of Principles on Tolerance
2. UNESCO's Declaration on the Role of Religion in the Promotion of a Culture of Peace
God did! He always wins -- even when the victory looks more like defeat to us! He is the sovereign King and Creator over all, and His wisdom and long-range plans for our lives far surpass our finite understanding. Everything is under His command:
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
With our narrow vision of His heavenly plans, we may be tempted to complain. To resist that lure, we need to trust God, to know His Word, and to remember His wonderful promises. No matter what challenges we face, He is still with us -- strengthening our faith and teaching endurance in the midst of our struggles.
"Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. ... taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always...." Eph. 6:10-18
Background: Job, Suffering, and Spiritual War | The Invisible Foe | "Struck down, but not destroyed"
1. Oswald Chamber, Oswald Chambers Daily Devotional Bible, p. 652
2. Richard Wurmbrand, Was Marx a Satanist? (Diane Books, 1976), p.12.
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