Babel

Outline By: Brian A. Yeager

(http://www.wordsoftruth.net)

 

I. Introduction:

A. Proper unity is a good thing (Psalms 133:1).

1. With unity comes care for one another (Acts 4:32).

2. With unity comes compassion (I Peter 3:8).

3. With unity comes like thinking (I Corinthians 1:10).

4. With unity you find peace (II Corinthians 13:11).

B. Good unity has to be godly centered (Ephesians 4:1-6 and Philippians 3:16).

1. There are times wherein unity is not good (Judges 2:2).

2. Unity of the wrong kind can bring about man’s will rather than God’s will (Exodus 34:12-15 and Isaiah 8:11-13).

 

II. Body: There are some things to learn from Babel (Genesis 11:1-9).

A. There is danger that comes with human reasoning (Proverbs 3:5-7, Hosea 13:2, I Corinthians 3:18-19, and II Corinthians 10:12).

1. People like to encourage themselves when doing evil (Psalms 64:5).

a. It is not that getting counsel from others is wrong (Proverbs 11:14).

b. You just have to make sure such counsel is godly counsel (Isaiah 30:1); not human wisdom (I Kings 12:6-16).

2. When “we” get “good ideas”, “we” tend to justify those ideas (Proverbs 14:16, Proverbs 21:2, and Proverbs 30:12).

3. The truth is, we were not created to make our own ways (Proverbs 20:24, Isaiah 48:17, and II Peter 1:3-4).

B. God is aware of what we think, say, and do (Psalms 44:21, Luke 16:15, and I John 3:20).

1. We should never think that we can hide from God (Isaiah 29:15, Jeremiah 23:24, and Acts 5:1-10).

2. We must always remember that whether we get away with evil here or not, we won’t when we stand before the Lord (II Corinthians 5:10 and Colossians 3:24-25).

C. Now we know why there are different languages, cultures, etc. all over the earth (cf. Psalms 2:1-4 and Psalms 33:10).

1. Though man was divided, we are still of one blood (Genesis 3:20, Genesis 9:19, and Acts 17:26).

2. Most importantly, we should realize that God wants to bring people together, though He wants such under His rule (Luke 24:47, Acts 2:5-11, Galatians 3:26-29, and Colossians 3:10-11).

 

III. Conclusion: The biggest lesson to learn from Babel – We have our place and God has His (Isaiah 42:5, Isaiah 55:8-9, and Revelation 1:8).

 

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