“Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves’” (Gen. 11:4).
The story of the Tower of Babel did not take place to limit the possibilities of the human race. Before they were able to finish this first wonder of the world, God intervened and brought confusion upon them through different languages as punishment. Since then, we have come a long way. Modern medicine, technological advancements, progressive methods of transportation, architecture and engineering are just some examples of a continuous development of the human race. Long-distance communication invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1885 has developed into the iPhone X. USA’s Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1959 and now the possibilities of space travel seem limitless. This story serves as a reminder that pride is detrimental to our relationship with God. The Babylonians thought, “We don’t need God” and God took offense to this. This is the caution we must heed even in today’s advancing world. God has given us the talent, intellect and abilities to do amazing things. Let’s keep going, but
never forget that if it wasn’t for God, none of it would be possible.