Part 2 of 4. The cost of rebelling against God is great. The wages of sin is death and these men witnessed this wage in all its horribleness.
The tendency is to skip from the story of the tower of Babel to chapter 12 and the call of Abram. Yet, there is some information here that God, through our author Moses, wants us to know.
In verses 10-32 we find two more books in the book of Genesis. We have the book of Shem which is another genealogy and the beginning of the book of Terah.
Part 3 of 3. The tower of Babel is left undone because God has set king Jesus in Zion on his holy hill. Kiss the Son. Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. For your name is nothing but at the name of Lord Jesus, every knee will bow.
Part 2 of 3. Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” This should have been the sign that was left at the entrance to the city of Babel.
Part 1 of 3. The important events that Moses records for us in Genesis are events that we all live with the ramifications. Obviously, creation but also the fall and the flood are events in history that impact our daily lives. The historical account of the tower of Babel is another one of those events that we still feel the consequences today.
Part 6 of 6. Who would have thought that you could learn life lessons from a genealogy? But here we are. As we look back at the beginning of the nations we cannot walk away without applying the lessons that God taught them to ourselves.
Part 4 of 6. The family of Ham has a lot of interesting people that we could examine but Moses focuses on two. The first is Nimrod. The second is Canaan.
Part 5 of 6. Right at the beginning, Moses points out that Shem is the ancestor of Eber. Why Eber and not Arpachshad or Shelah his grandson? Then he mentions Peleg. What was the great division that happened at his time?
Part 3 of 6. Far from being an afterthought, God had planned all along that he would bring in those nations, the Gentiles, together with the descendants of Shem into one family again, saving all of them.
Part 2 of 6 The Israelites were called by God over and over again to separate themselves from the nations. Here we have the truth that they are not to separate themselves because the other nations are subhuman or are not in God’s image. No, the separation comes because of their relationship with God.