Wednesday, I posted thoughts relating giant redwood trees to God’s personal Tower of Babel—they are a glorious reflection of His august majesty.
Man’s attempt to build that ancient Tower of Babel, on the other hand, was not for God’s glory but for their own honor. Let us ponder Genesis 11:1-4 and thank God for His reminder that true glory belongs to Him.
Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for being our august, holy, majestic, all-powerful, loving father. Thank you for the many things in nature, created by you, that remind us of your glory. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? What most captures the essence of the word “august” for you?