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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

January 6 - Evening

"Now the whole world had one language and a
common speech. As people moved eastward, 
they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.

They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks 
and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead
of stone, and tar for mortar.
 Then they said,
“Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower
that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make
a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

 But the Lord came down to see the city and the
tower the people were building.
 The Lord said,
“If as one people speaking the same language they
have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do
will be impossible for them.
Come, let us go down
 and confuse their language so they will
not understand each other.”

So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city."

- Genesis 11:1-8

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
The Tower of Babel and the Establishment of Nations    

The Tower of Babel was God’s antidote to the corruption he saw on earth. God confused the language of what was previously one unified, but evil, culture. This diffused the unity of mankind and drove people apart to form new groups where they could better understand each other. Each language
group then developed its own culture and government. This was the way God established the institution of nations. It was also during this time, just one hundred years after the fountains of the deep burst open through the continental plates causing the flood, that the single land mass formed
in Genesis 1 was divided. It broke apart to form several land masses separated by water. In this way, cultures were able to separate themselves entirely from other cultures. Shem, one of Noah’s sons, had a son named Arphaxad who had a son named Eber who had a son named Peleg. The Hebrew word “peleg” means “divided” or “split” and refers to divisions caused by water-channels. Peleg was
named after this great event—when the land masses were divided by water.

“One was named Peleg, because in his time the earth was divided.”
- Genesis 10:25; I Chronicles 1:19

Only four generations after the flood, people were already divided into different cultures with various languages living in separate lands. Each of these nations developed its own form of government. Genesis 10 lists the original seventy nations that came about as a result of God creating this new institution. Nationalism remains a safe guard for the world today. It stops us from having a corrupt one-world government. Now, when one nation goes astray, God can deal with that nation directly through a cycle of discipline over a period of generations. If that nation is unwilling to repent,
God can eliminate it from human history without wiping out everyone else, as he was forced
to do in the worldwide flood.

  Christian Quote from Church History
"The source of my authority in this pulpit is wisdom; nor is it a private revelation granted to me...My words have authority only insofar as they are the repetition, unfolding and proper application of the words of Scripture.  I have authority only when I stand under authority.  And our corporate symbol of that truth is the sound of your Bibles opening to the text."
- John Piper
Something to Ponder??

John Chrysostom was born in Antioch, Syria to a beautiful 20 year old from a well do to family. His father, a Roman military officer, died shortly after his birth. John was well educated, studied law and grew up courageous, committed, confident (even a little arrogant. Since, John was a great speaker he quickly became a leading preacher in Antioch, a city that followed a literal approach to scripture. We still have the text of the long exegetical series’ John Chrysostom preached on the books of Genesis, Matthew, John and Romans. In 398 John preached a series of 20 sharp, powerful sermons to help subdue the people who were revolting against the emperor’s tax increase. John ran into conflict with a jealous bishop, Theophilus, and the Eastern Empress Eudoxia who was offended by John’s preaching against immodest dress of woman. Eventually, John was exiled, but continued to communicate, so they took him to a more remote location in 407, but he died on the way.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information


Katartismos (Gr) - Perfecting (Eng) - katartismos is a Greek word used once in the Greek
New Testament in Ephesians 4:11. Katartismos was a technical term from the medical field
for the setting of a bone. When katartismos, or "perfecting," is used in reference to individuals
in a group of people as in Ephesians 4:11 it is describing powerful feat that changes, prepares
and conditions the person for their proper function in that group similar to a
bone functioning properly in the skeletal system.


Joshua 8:30-35 tells how Joshua built an altar on Mount Ebal. This would have been around the year 1400 BC.
An altar has been found in
this location, but the pot shards date it to the time of the Judges in 1220-1000 BC, not to Joshua. But, it is a common practice to build walls where walls where once built, temples where temples had stood and, likewise,
altars on top of altars.
So, it is likely that this high place from the time of the Judges was the site used by Joshua in 8:30-35.
(Photos here, here and here.
Details here, here and here.)

Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I accept criticism? Do I spend time in the company of the wise?
Am I humble or meek enough to hear corrective wisdom and pursue improvements?
I will surround myself with wise people and I will seek improvements to my attitude and life style.
  "He who listens to a life-giving rebuke will be at home among the wise." - Proverbs 15:31
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Genesis 12 Job 12-13
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns
Best friend Influence on community Freedom of Religion Iran’s persistence for nuclear power
Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Robinson's Arch, Jerusalem



Nehemiah's Wall in Jerusalem 445 BC

A view from the fresh water Springs of Egedi looking out over the salt waters
of the Dead Sea at the mountains of ancient Moab on the other side.
(click on image for larger size)
The topography of Jerusalem as seen looking north from the south. (click on image for larger size)
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