SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5
Scripture: Genesis 11:1-4
Man has a long history of desiring ascendency in almost every situation and in every place. Right after the flood when God said, Go populate the earth, man choose to camp out in a place called Babel and to build a tower whose top went into the heavens. Now the whole purpose was according to verse 4, “…let us make a name for ourselves lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” God had told them to scatter abroad and populate the whole earth but they said, no, we have a better idea. We want to build our own city with its own system and then the wiser of us can have ascendency over the others and make our life easier. Rebellion began over the issue of ascension. Would man obey God or would man’s will ascend to primacy? The war was on in Genesis 11. Dramatic biblical events result from God demonstrating ascendency. When and where we have a right to ask for a demonstration of that ascendency is the study of covenant justice.