The story of the tower of Babel is a timeless one. Before the time of Abraham and Isaac, the world spoke one language and had the same set of words. In a bid to ‘make a name’, they decided to build a tower to reach the heavens.
However, God confused their language and scattered the people all over the earth. Even the city they built was called Babel – the Hebrew word for confused.
Nevertheless, these are five timeless lessons you can learn from this popular story of confusion:
1. They had a common goal
_”Come, let us build ourselves a city.” (Gen 11:4 NIV).
Before they thought of building a heavenly skyscraper, the people settled down in the east, began to think and found a common goal.
Building a relationship should involve finding a common ground and pursuing the same goal.
2. Their creativity increased when they worked together
“They used brick instead of stone, and bitumen for mortar.” (Gen 11:3 NIV)
This is another milestone the people achieved. Because they spoke one language, they had a unified mind and boosted their creativity which improved their effectiveness and efficiency.
Two heads are still better than one. Boost your creativity by making connections with the right people.
3. They ‘moved’ the Lord
“But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the men were building.” (Gen 11:5 NIV)
Unknowingly, these people foreshadowed the principle of “when two or more people gather in my name.”