Tower of Babel

Bible Passage:

Genesis 11:1-9

Content: Tower of Babel


The irony of writing a blog post in a virtual world to share God’s Word about the story of the Tower of Babel is not lost on me.  I yearn to see and share differently, and yet my capabilities often fall within the limits of human constructs and will, especially given the current COVID-era.  My encouragement to you is to follow the Lord’s ways and seek to bear fruit in His ways.  To step out of isolation and witness the glory and riches of the natural world He has provided. To examine the perfection of His creations.

Questions to Consider:

  • What did God do in the scripture to stop the building, and why? 
  • How does today’s world look like the Tower of Babel scripture?  Consider the world’s definition of progress for building and technology.  Consider the ability to translate languages.
  • Does God who is all-knowing, all-seeing, and a provider require technology to share the gospel?  
  • Historically speaking, what methods of communication have been the most accurate for maintaining God’s Word over hundreds and thousands of years?  How does the use of technology help or hinder that?
  • How does today’s world differ from the world described in the Garden or Eden (Genesis 1-3) and the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21-22)?
  • How does technology help or harm people?  Consider the transition to different life skills humans require to live in high-tech societies vs. the skills required to live on the earth for the majority of the existence of human life on earth.  What is God’s intent vs. human intent?


Holy Father, please provide wisdom and discernment about using technology.  Show me your vision for the world, not mine.  Teach me how you bear fruit.  Teach me how to stop following the world’s ways, and turn to you.  Teach me how to use the resources of the earth in a good and wise manner, in the way You intended, not as I would have it.  Amen.