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The Tower of Babel

      When we study the Tower of Babel Genesis 11 account, we emphasize the wrong motives of the people.  We can easily list them:  pride, arrogance, selfishness, rebellion, distrust, and seekers of fame.  Building their reputation was just as important as being united in building a city and a tower. Also, just as important as motives, are their fears.  They were disobeying God’s instructions, “But you, be fruitful and multiply; spread out over the earth and multiply on it.” Genesis 9:7 Were they afraid of being separated, disconnected? Were they afraid of losing security and comfort?  Were they …

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Pride

        Pride can be a dangerous thing. The opposite of being prideful is being humble. Are you too proud to ask for help? Proverbs 16: 5 – “Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.” I can remember my own kids, more specifically, my daughter, as she was a, let’s just say ‘active’ toddler. As her strong-willed character began to blossom, I became more aware of what I needed to do to enable her character to submit to my will. Often times her stubborn pride won, …

Forgiveness is Just the First Step

    Ephesians 6:10-16 describes the Armor of God and instructs us how to wear and use it. Let’s begin by looking at verse 11. It reads: “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Would you not agree that the issues in your life that you need to forgive were events when the devil used humans in his scheme to take you down? Of course this is true. When you choose to forgive, you are taking a stand against the devil’s schemes. To do this, you need some heavy …