Genesis 9:1 ” Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.’ “

Fast forward from here to Chapter 11 in Genesis and we find just the opposite of what God had instructed Noah and his family to do. It tells us in the beginning of Chapter 11 that the entire world had one language and essentially lived in one area…Babylon. Instead of spreading out and obeying God, the people were deliberately rejecting God’s direction to “fill the earth”. Their flagrant pride is heard in verse 4 when they conferred together, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Their corrupt nature wanted to glorify themselves not God, by following their own schemes not His. But God always fulfills His own plans and purposes in order to glorify Himself…and intentionally thwarts any plans that don’t.

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