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The Daily Word of Righteousness
The Sons of the Kingdom, #11
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 throughly. 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. (Genesis 11:1-4)
The Tower of Babel. The Tower of Babel is a perfect example of the type of wickedness we are referring to.
"Let us make us a name." "Let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven." Can you see the desire for preeminence in these statements?
The whole world is seeking peace in our day. In the day of the Tower of Babel the population of the earth had peace. But God ruined their plans for a world center. Why? Doesn't God want the world to be at peace?
God wants people who seek God with all their heart, who are willing to admit their sinfulness and receive God's help in overcoming it, who have an understanding of God's ways, and who are not personally ambitious. This type of individual is not produced by human togetherness.
The world of today is looking for ways in which people can be united. It is well that people are at peace and working together in harmony. But there is a higher priority, which is that each individual be at peace with God. The concept that if people are at peace with one another they will be at peace with God is false. The concept that if people are at peace with God they will be at peace with one another is true.
Antichrist will make every effort to bring harmony to the nations of mankind because then he can govern them successfully. The ambitious religionist, not hearing from God, will fall into the web of Antichrist. He will be certain that God wants him to do everything possible to insure harmony among people. As always, the self-driven person will lack understanding of the will of God and will succeed only in fighting against the true prophets of God.
When people get together in peace and love apart from God they compose the most vicious enemy against God that there is. They will always rebel against God when God rebukes them for the sinfulness of their nature. They find security and comfort in one another. They will never consent to being governed by the Lord Jesus and His saints, by those who truly know the Lord. This is why God destroyed the ability of the builders of the Tower of Babel to communicate with each other.
Every true prophet is in an adversary relationship with people. There are prophets closer to God who rebuke the true prophets. There are yet holier prophets who rebuke all the other prophets. The Lord Jesus Christ rebukes them all. He rebukes all whom He loves. To be rebuked by the Lord Jesus is a wonderful thing and very desirable.
Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalms 139:23,24)
To be continued.