Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4, R.S.V.
For a time the descendants of Noah continued to dwell among the mountains where the ark had rested. As their numbers increased, apostasy soon led to division. Those who desired to forget their Creator and to cast off the restraint of His law felt a constant annoyance from the teaching and example of their God-fearing associates, and after a time they decided to separate from the worshipers of God. Accordingly they journeyed to the plain of Shinar, on the banks of the river Euphrates…. Here they decided to build a city, and in it a tower of such stupendous height as should render it the wonder of the world…. }
The dwellers on the plain of Shinar disbelieved God’s covenant that He would not again bring a flood upon the earth. Many of them denied the existence of God and attributed the Flood to the operation of natural causes. Others believed in a Supreme Being, and that it was He who had destroyed the antediluvian world; and their hearts, like that of Cain, rose up in rebellion against Him. One object before them in the erection of the tower was to secure their own safety in case of another deluge. By carrying the structure to a much greater height than was reached by the waters of the Flood, they thought to place themselves beyond all possibility of danger. And as they would be able to ascend to the region of the clouds, they hoped to ascertain the cause of the Flood….
There are tower builders in our time. Infidels construct their theories from the supposed deductions of science, and reject the revealed word of God…. In the professedly Christian world many turn away from the plain teachings of the Bible and build up a creed from human speculations and pleasing fables, and they point to their tower as a way to climb up to heaven….
The time of God’s investigation is at hand. The Most High will come down to see that which the children of men have builded. His sovereign power will be revealed; the works of human pride will be laid low.
Conflict and Courage p. 42
Prayer Requests
—–B and family are in need of prayer. Pray B finds a good job soon. L
—–Please pray for Carol who is in the hospital with a brain aneurysm. Pray for her husband Jack as well. Rose
—–Please pray for Doug who would like prayer for life issues. Ronnie Jay
Dear Friends,
Before Ron became an avionics technician, he was a house painter. He did a very good job of painting both the inside and the outside. He also stained
woodwork to a satin-like finish. When he was done with it, it would be perfect.
He, on the other hand, did not look so perfect. He would be spattered with paint and stain. I could always tell what colors were used in the house,
because he was wearing them. That paint was not easy to get off. In fact, washing his clothes never removed the paint: it only cleaned the cloth.
It is that way in our spiritual life. We become spattered and dirty with our sins. It can be hidden for a while, but soon it becomes noticeable to
“The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.” Isa 3:9 “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.” Isa
64:6 “The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside,
they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” Ps 14:2,3
We are in a pitiful condition. We are helpless to change ourselves. We see what we should be, but we cannot cleanse ourselves. We see Jesus and we cry as did Isaiah, “Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.” Isa 6:5 Our loving Saviour will help. He died to save us. he has promised, “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely.” Hosea 14:4
In the vision of Zechariah, God teaches us what He wants to do for each of us. “And he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire? Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel. And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.” Zech 3:1-4
Let us come to Him for the cleansing we need. Let us allow Him to remove our filthy garments of unrighteousness and to clothe us with His righteous
robe. Let us go forth in newness of life conquering sin through His strength.

God Comes Down to See
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