An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Sanctuary or Babble

(Proverbs 18:10 KJV)  The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

As I looked into the Hebrew I came across a verse that is familiar to us and uses two of the key words from this verse.  The result is a curse instead of a blessing.
(Genesis 11:4 NAS77)  And they said, "Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name; lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth."
This is the “Tower” (4026) of Babel.  This is the reason for building it.  It was to give them a “name” (8034).  They were concerned about their own importance.  We are to be different.  We are to put our trust in the name of the Lord.  We are not to put our efforts into building a name for ourselves.

So?  What is my motivation?  Am I doing what I do to make a name for myself or am I doing things to lift up the name of Jesus?  Others may not know, but we do.  I would prefer a strong tower to a lot of confusion. 

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