The "spirit of this world" revels in open wickedness and makes a joke of God's promised wrath. But the next time Jesus shows up on earth, the "party" will be over, and it's payment time Because God is holding back now, many think they are "getting away with sin".
It is the parenthesis that fills verses It comes in the middle of the table of nations and, in a sense, interrupts it. These verses deal, not with the general movements of peoples and nations, but with one particular descendant of Cush, Nimrod, who is said to have been the founder of the first world empire.
Here is the first place in the Bible where the word "kingdom" occurs. Significantly, it is used, not of God's kingdom as it is laterbut of this first rival kingdom of Nimrod.
This matter was obviously of great importance to Moses, for a related parenthesis occurs in the first nine verses of chapter 11, in the story of the tower of Babel. What is so significant about Nimrod?
The fact that he established cities and built a kingdom is important, of course. But there is much more that can be said.
Nimrod was the first person to become a "mighty" man. Our text calls attention to this by using the adjective "mighty" three times in describing him: The adjective also occurs in a similar way in 1 Chronicles 1: Why is this emphasized? Is it good or bad?
A little thought will show that it is bad. The empire of Babylon under Nimrod was an affront both to God and man, an affront to God in that it sought to do without God Gen. Martin Luther was on the right track when he suggested that this is the way the word "hunter" should be interpreted.
This is not talking about Nimrod's ability to hunt wild game. He was not a hunter of animals.
He was a hunter of men--a warrior. It was through his ability to fight and kill and rule ruthlessly that his kingdom of Euphrates valley city states was consolidated. One commentator renders this paragraph: He was an arrogant tyrant, defiant before the face of the Lord; wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod, the mighty despot, haughty before the face of the Lord.
These make up one great City. Barnhouse, The Invisible War Here we have a great city. But it is great, not as Jerusalem is great as God's citybut great in its defiance of God. This is man's city, the secular city.
It is of man, by man, and for man's glory. The later Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar is the clearest biblical illustration of these elements. It is about Nebuchadnezzar, who embodies the secular city, and God, who operates through Daniel and his friends.Believers are called to bring glory to God.
In 1 Corinthians , the Apostle Paul exhorts, "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." Believers are called to give glory to God by what we say and do. Aug 21, · Jesus honored God by fulfilling His purpose on earth.
We honor God the same way. When anything in creation fulfills its purpose, it brings glory to the Creator.
attheheels.com BRING GOD GLORY BY WORSHIPPING HIM. John Worship is far more than praising, singing, and praying to God. Worship is a lifestyle of enjoying God/5(41). THE TOWER OF BABEL AND THE CONFUSION OF LANGUAGES. by Lambert Dolphin. The building of the Tower of Babel and the Confusion of Tongues (languages) in ancient Babylon is mentioned rather briefly in Genesis Chapters 10 and Saint Thomas Aquinas OP (/ ə ˈ k w aɪ n ə s /; Italian: Tommaso d'Aquino, lit."Thomas of Aquino"; – 7 March ) was an Italian Dominican friar, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the attheheels.com was an immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, within which he is also known as the Doctor Angelicus and the Doctor Communis.
THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE. When viewed without bias or preconceived ideas, the Bible reveals quite a lot about the structure of the Godhead. Reformed Christians are indebted to the Puritans for a variety of reasons, not the least of which for their contribution to preaching.
In many ways, Puritan preaching .