In Genesis 11:1-9 we read the familiar story of the tower of Babel. At this time in the history of man he was singular. After the flood man had a single language and seemed to inhabit one particular area, in and around Shinar. In Shinar man had the grand idea of establishing for himself a name. He proposed to do this by building a city and a tower to the heavens. Clark puts this event about 100 years after the flood and already we can see the folly of man as he again thinks of his works and ideas and seeks to establish a name unto himself.
Throughout the years of the history of man, his folly has been evident. He has built cities, established governments, overthrown the same, and all the while professed to be gaining knowledge. His search for knowledge is insatiable and while knowledge is a good thing it is also the bane of man’s existence as he has established by himself truths which are not. In Acts 26:24 Festus cried out to Paul, “Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you mad!” Unfortunately it is the same today. As man increases in knowledge the madness for his own knowledge is ever increasing and wasteful and leads him to foolish conclusions.
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