The Laughter of God

Having surveyed the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11, God calls a council. Previously, we’ve seen the men of Babel say “Go to, let us make bricks,” and “Go to, let us build a city and a tower.” It is not an uncommon expression for kings to use in the Old Testament. However God only uses it once…here.

"Go to," God decrees, and the sarcasm fairly drips from the phrase, "let us go down, and there confound their language." He is mocking and ridiculing outright this work of generations of men, deriding their grandiose schemes.

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. Many Christians believe that rebellion worries God. He wrings His hands in an attempt to gain control of the situation. This is not the God of the Bible. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Comments

Anonymous said…
so very true :-)
-the awesome sis
Anonymous said…
oh and i just noticed the countdown on your blog. where'd you get it???
Rick said…
The countdown is from www.itrustsnape.com
Anonymous said…
Well that countdown is on my myspace now :-D