Tuesday, December 3, 2013


As I study the book of Genesis, I am ever intrigued by the account of Noah. From the Nephilim prior to the flood to the Tower of Babel after the flood, the account of those events never ceases to capture my attention.  The stubborness of man and our insistence to go our own way, away from God, is highlighted in this record.  From the time of the flood to the great rebellion against God at the tower of Babel, 300 years had passed.  While 300 years may seem like a long time, one has to take into account that Noah lived 350 years after the flood.  NOAH WAS STILL ALIVE WHEN NIMROD REBELLED AGAINST GOD!

The flood was not some tale of antiquity that people wondered about,, at the time of the building of the Tower of Babel all the people who experienced the flood were still alive and giving personal testimony of God and His destruction of mankind.  Imagine the rebelliousness of Nimrod's heart as he set out to build a tower to heaven.  What motive could he have had except to defy God to His face.  Nimrod was the great grandson of Noah, descended from Noah's son Ham.  Ham sinned against his father shortly after exiting the ark and was cursed by God.  As an act of defiance against God Nimrod rose up to lead people to build a tower that was so high that "God could never flood them out again.(according to the Epic of Gilgamesh)

God stopped Nimrod's great endeavor and thwarted his plans to rise up against Him.  This is a lesson for all of us.  Man can devise plans against God, be it the lie of evolution or false religions designed to steer men away from the truth of God, but the fact remains, God will not be defeated or mocked.  Every plan of man devised to remove God's authority over the earth has failed.  Ultimately, these failed plans are the handiwork of Satan who has been in opposition to God since the Garden of Eden.

Soon, one last ditch effort will be made by Satan and the evil men who would rule the earth and deny God.  That effort will also fail and usher in the final kingdom.  Every man and woman must choose whom they will serve and which side they are on.  The choice to serve God is far easier to make now that it will be when the last rebellion takes place.  Like Joshua, after entering the promised land, I too proclaim,  "as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD (YHWH)."  I hope you also choose the same.

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