StagesPride

5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built. 6 And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. 7 Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. 9 Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

Man built a tower to reach up to the heavens and make a name for himself.  He became proud and forgot how God saved mankind from total destruction after the flood. The bible tells us pride goes before destruction (Proverbs 16:18). Isn’t it funny how when we are proud and boastful, we always seem to get knocked down.  I believe my biggest problem throughout my life has been pride and arrogance.  We all seem to have a need to be remembered.  We all want to make our mark on this world, however most of us go about it the wrong way.  At least I did.  Now Jesus, who is by far the most talked about and most noteworthy figure in the history of mankind, taught us a differently. He said: “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28). Jesus was God and He showed that we are to be servants. He set the standard.  He said: ” And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted” (Matthew 23:12). So if you want to be great, humble yourself and let God raise you up.  Self-promotion never works.  We all know that when you die it all stays here.  You greatness here means nothing to God if you don’t have humility.  Jesus tells us to store up treasures in heaven. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  The greatest gift we can give anyone is our love.  Jesus said: “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.  Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:12-13). Jesus gave his life so that you and I could live.  Jesus humbled himself.  What will you do? But if you’re still confused and don’t know what to say or do…. just say Jesus!