Wednesday, March 15, 2006


How do you define yourself?

I'm still working through Genesis, but I've been thinking about Genesis 11:4-9 for a couple of days. Shortly after repopulating from the flood, the descendents of Noah's sons began making structures out of brick and got the bright idea to build a tower to the heavens and "make a name" for themselves. Well, it's easy to look at this and think, well duh, God's going to be angry for such self glorification.

But, how often do we create "towers" for ourselves. While making a tower isn't a sin, building it to oneself is. We may not build a physical tower, but we build monuments to ourselves quite frequently (expensive cloths, big house, fancy car, important job, degrees, etc.) While owning these is not wrong, defining yourself by them is. As followers of Jesus Christ, we need to make sure we find our identity in Him, not in the human achievements of this world. So let me ask you again . . .

How do you define yourself?


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