“Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth.” Genesis 9:1
“Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.” Genesis 11:4.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; Genesis 9-11, and Luke 4.
God’s instruction is to spread out. These folks choose not to do it.
“There is fear in the unknown so let’s stay together.”
“We’ll be safer.”
I have no doubt that these folks knew about Noah and the ark. Wouldn’t you think that they would have been impressed enough about Noah’s God to do what He said? Apparently not.
God introduced languages to get the people to separate from each other and begin the process of “filling” the earth.
What does God want me doing? And if I know, am I choosing my own way instead of His?
God has left me with plenty of instructions. Everyday, as I read the Bible, I read more of them. I must move from read to heed in all of them.
Jesus told His followers to take His message to the “corners” of the earth. Many wanted to stay in Jerusalem because they thought He would immediately return to them. It took an outbreak of persecution in Jerusalem to get those folks to move!
I need to expand my witness beyond my current four walls. I want to do it. What will God have to do to get me out the door?
“Lord, there is none like You. I want, so much, to do what You want me doing. I need a full dose of You to make it happen. Fill me this second, I beg. Run my life the rest of this day. I surrender everything to You. I love You, Lord.”
What does God want me doing? Am I driven to find out and then do it?