ASV notes on Genesis 11:1-4 and questions to consider

שלום חברי

רוח הקודש


God’s order

In Genesis 9:1, God gave Shem, Ham, and Japheth this order; “And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.” God said, fill the earth. However, here in these verses, we can see that they did n’t listen to God; they desired to stay in one big city. 

The power of a crowd

They started to build this city and aimed to make it as high as they possibly could. What was the reason for that? They wanted it to be a high tower to be seen from everywhere. They wanted to find their way back to the city when feeding their flocks far away, they wanted to stay together. The crowd decided some came up with this idea and the rest followed.

If a crowd agrees and comes up with a conclusion, it doesn’t have to be right because they are many.  People today also move into cities and live in small apartments.  They, little by little lose their closeness to the nature that testifies about God.

Question to consider

  1. Is the earth big enough?
  2. Can we rely on the Words that God spoke?