WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Scripture: Genesis 11:1-4
Genesis 11:1-4 says, “Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.’ They had brick for stone, and they had asphalt for mortar. 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, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.’” The interesting part of verse 4 in Genesis 11 is that in man’s first attempt after the flood to fill the earth, they agree they have to build a city that’s tower will reach into the heavens. Josephus, an ancient historian, commented on this and according to his historical account, the tower was to be at least one story above the height of the flood. It is apparent that this plan was total rebellion against God. They determined to build themselves a city higher than what God could destroy. That demanded a visitation from the Lord.