Genesis 11-Making A Name

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Genesis 11
Making a Name for Ourselves.
In this day and age of social media socialites, it seems everyone is trying to shine! Self centered sheninangans that will thrust them ahead of everyone. As you can see in Genesis 11, this is nothing new…
1 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4 Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.”
“Let us……Let us…Let us” all about us…
We must be careful when we are busy putting our own fame ahead of God. Thinking we are outsmarting God, who really and truely knows our heart.
Not every door is meant to be walked through. Too often our pride and egos cause us to think we know what’s best. What works, what will cause us to excell….but if it is not pure, genuine and gives God the glory….it will fail every time!
God came down, confused their language and STILL dispersed them over the face of the earth…
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” ~Psalm 127:1
We must be careful in our busyness that we do not neglect seeking Gods direction and guidance. Putting HIM first before ourselves…lest our efforts be in vain!
So far Genesis has given us some deep revelation. I pray you are learning something new daily. I pray you are digging in and asking God for insight in each chapter
Digging Deeper does not mean quoting scripture or verses that are plain for everyone to see.
If we truly want to study the word and minister to others, we must cross reference across different versions ie. King James, NIV, NIT. Consider reading the Jewish Bible as well.
Look up key words and find other scriptures within the Bible that contain these key words. it often gives insight into what the verse really means or even another interpretation. Many times we just take what we’ve heard as fact, quoting things we have grown up with. Sometimes people you encounter already know what the Bible verse says….what they are looking for is revelation….

Wear your name and your knowledge well!

Stephanie

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