Genesis 11:1-9

And the whole earth was of one language, and of 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. And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

Nimrod was the great grandson of Noah. His father, Cush, was the son of Noah’s son, Ham. Nimrod was a great warrior and a mighty hunter on the earth. He built amazing cities, some of which still stand today. When the people finally settled in the land of Shinar, modern day Iraq, things took a turn for the worse.

Imagine being alive a few generations after the Great Flood. The story of how God destroyed all mankind, except Noah and his family, was still being told in vivid illustrations by grandparents to their grandchildren. Even though this might have been the case, they forgot that it was God who saved Noah, and that He promised never to destroy the earth again with the flood. They built the tower so that they wouldn’t be scattered around the earth. The function of this great structure was to provide protection, as well as unity.

The rest of the world in this day and age is trying to do the exact same thing as Nimrod did. They try to create all kinds of ways of providing protection and unity for themselves. There is only one place that the Believer can find safety and unity, and that is in the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.

Don’t build your own tower. Run the hard race of life for Christ, and if you are weary, confused, or in need of strength, run into Christ. His name is a strong tower where the righteous are saved. It is only by His name that we are made safe.

61-0214 - “The Basis Of Fellowship”

And that's the way the human race is. We can no more save ourselves than the leopard could lick his spots off of him; he just brightens it up as he licks. So, but it shows his strain. He tried to find his way back. He's still taking that same attitude of trying to find his way back. We find the first thing he tried to do, was to try to cover hisself up with fig leaves to make hisself… Now, religion is a covering; we know that's what it is, is a covering. The first thing he tried to do was cover hisself, make hisself some aprons out of fig leaves. He found out that they wouldn't work. In the Presence of God, God condemned the works of his hand. He just wouldn't work. He tried to build a tower so he could get out of the way of all the floods and destructions, and find his way back on this tower, in Babel, back to God. God condemned it, and confused their language, and the tower dropped. And every time that man tries to make his own way, he—he fails.

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