26 November 2010

Daddy admonishes his children

He rounded up all the kids that were home at the time for one of his "you need to know this" moments! I like to call them 'light bulb' moments because he seems to suddenly be inspired to share his wisdom and knowledge with his family at times when you least expect it! The children are quite used to times like these and I honestly think they look forward to them. This time there was a story included so he had their full attention!

"And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and nothing will be constrained from them, which they have imagined to do.~Genesis 11:3-6

Why did they do this? "Lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the earth." This, was done in disobedience to the command to replenish the earth. They however thought that they would stay together, live together, and die together. To "unite" and pursue anything which theyimagined to do. Here we have, most likely King Nimrod in command and having his own agenda. The agenda being to clam universal monarchy, in order to unite for their common safety, he conspires to keep them in one body, having them all under his eye, he might not also in the future fail to also have them under his power. But, it is God's prerogative to be universal monarch, King of kings; Lord over all. So, in following chapters we see how God handled the situation.

Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.~Genesis 11

"In Matthew Henry's words, "The project of some to frame a universal character, in order to a universal language, how desirable soever it may seem, is yet, I think, but a vain thing to attempt; for it is to strive against a divine sentence, by which the languages of the nations will be divided while the world stands."

Simply put, they brought on themselves by their open rebellion to God what they feared most. The Lord scattered them. Do we see a pattern here in our day. Could not the building of a "one world government" be compared to the tower of babel. We can see where things in our society are moving. Towards a one world everything. United in thoughts, desires, goals, etc. THIS my friend is not God's intentions. "And they said to one another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime they had for mortar."

Brick for stone, and slime for mortar? Herein lies daddy's lesson to the kids. What a difference there is between men's building and God's. When men build their 'world' or 'Babel,' they use bricks made from slime and mortar. But when God builds his kingdom, he lays even the very foundations of it with sapphires, and all its borders with pleasant stones. He cautioned the children against this. To be diligent and always focused so as not to become a 'builder' of men and man's work in this world but in God's only. Like Nimrod there are 'hunters' who hunt for the hearts of men in order to move their agenda forward for their own purpose and desires and not for God's. They [the hunters] want the glory and the honor. All we need to do is look around. There is a reason we are referred to as sheep in the scriptures. Sheep are in need of a shepherd. One whom they can look for all things. Children, be careful who you give allegiance to. There are bricks everywhere in the world, and more are being made even as we speak. What makes these 'bricks?' The media, the fashions of the world, the schools, both private and public, the colleges and universities, even in our churches you will find bricks. What do bricks have in common? They are all the same color, size, and shape. They are held together with slime and they break easy. Could the slime and mortar used in the bricks be compared to our thoughts, ideals, goals, and even to how we dress and look. God's desire is that we become as stones. Not easily broken. Individuals, different colors, shapes, etc. (Thoughts, goals, ideas....) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.~Phillipians 4:8. In this world we are not to engage in "follow the leader" games. Unless that leader is the Lord. Let the Lord build the house and do His work in you. And be weary of wolves in sheep's clothing who desire your heart even though intentions may be honorable. Always follow and stay focused on the King of kings, and Lord of all.

I love it when daddy sits the children down for these inspired moments. He just seems to draw their minds and spirits in sweet communion and inspire in them a desire to do what is right and good.


Mrs. Stam said...

Love reading this :-)

dggp said...

I too enjoyed reading this. Some great thoughts.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading this post. You make some great as well as humbling points to think about.


-Lady Rose

A Joyful Chaos said...


Anonymous said...

Priceless wisdom!

OurLilFullFam said...

Oh, so right!

And I am loving your wood stove pic, so lovely!!


Cinnamon said...

I agree, love the stove, love the family togetherness, love the lesson :-)


Anonymous said...

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mommyx12 said...

Sure, feel free. My aim is to bless!