You know, in life there are many things that we hold onto for security. To some it is their job. To others it is their house. And some even hold onto people as their security. Some may even hold onto their reputation. And of course there are the 401k plans and stocks and bonds. The list could go on…
When the above mentioned comes to mind, I can’t help but think of the Tower of Babel. We are not that far off from those folks. You see, they trusted in themselves to provide their security because of the Flood that had destroyed the earth and the inhabitants.
They didn’t just decide not to trust God anymore. They slowly steered away from fellowship with the Creator. And when you start failing to recognize His providence in your life, you start a process of growing away from Him. Then after many times of not having God as the epicenter of your life, your mindset changes to securing for yourself your own destiny. And that leads into the trusting in ourselves for our own good.
So we plan our futures here on this earth hoping for a better world for our families and ourselves. It is not necessarily wrong to have things and have earthly securities…as long as our trust in what God provides takes a more prominent role in our lives than these earthly things.
2 Corinthians 5:1-3 “For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked.”
Our thoughts, our motivations, our sights should be on the things above. Because God says “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33.
So what is your Tower of Babel?