ECCO | People Rebel Against God
October 10, 2021
People Rebel Against God
After the great flood, God told Noah and his sons to grow their families and fill the earth. As their families grew, the people started to travel through the land. At this time, everyone in the world spoke the same language.
One day, the people traveled through a valley. They liked it there and decided to stay.“We don’t want to be scattered all over the earth,” they said. “Let’s build a city and a tower so big that it touches the sky. The tower will make us famous!”The people made bricks out of clay and baked them in the fire to make stones. Then they used the stones to start building the tower.
They wanted glory for themselves instead of God. But God is greater than anyone. God created people to give glory to Him alone. God came down to look at the tower. God said, “If they are doing this, they will keep thinking up more wrong things to do.” So God mixed up the people’s words. Instead of everyone speaking the same language, everyone spoke different languages.
When people tried to make plans, they could not understand what other people were saying. If one workman said, “Hand me another brick,” nobody else knew what he wanted. The people had to stop building the city. Families had to move away from each other to live with people they could understand. God made it so the people did just what He had told them to do after the flood. They were scattered all over the world. The city with the unfinished tower was called Babel.
BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 10-11
KEY PASSAGE: Romans 3:23
BIG PICTURE QUESTION: What does it mean to sin? To sin is to think, speak, or behave in any way that goes against God and His commands.
CHRIST CONNECTION: People wanted glory for themselves instead of God. They ignored God’s plan, so God confused their language and scattered them all over the earth. One day, Jesus will gather together all of God’s people—from every tribe and language—and they will worship Him together.
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