I’ve often wondered why God was upset over these hard working, intelligent stiffs. Architects, engineers, masons, carpenters all collaborating. Accomplishing something rather amazing. I thought God was all about unity, hard work? Ya know, if a man doesn’t work he doesn’t eat kind of a thing. And one spirit, one mind—unified.
So I dug deeper, looked for it as for hidden treasure—so the Proverb says.
I found the peoples whole entire motive. “Let us make a name for ourselves.” (vs 4)
Made in the image of God wasn’t enough. Receiving gifts from God, they tried to assume credit for themselves. “Look what I’ve done.”
Here’s the treasure: God has already given us His own righteousness.
Jumping up and down, patting ourselves on the back for what God put in our lap (even if only hidden in our hearts)—only makes fools of us.
“Nothing teaches us the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.” – Charles Spurgeon