Refer to my Most Effective Way to Teach a Youth Bible Study
- "So that we may make a name for ourselves" - What are you living
for? What is your dream? Does it involve you becoming well-known or
famous for some skill that you have? Do you want to be respected for
The people living in the plain
of Shinar wanted to be famous and respected. They built a city with a
tall tower in order to make a name for themselves. They were prideful
and were working to gain the admiration of others.
God didn't see that as a worthy life goal. He had something different
in mind for these people living in the plain of Shinar, so to make them
forget their dream of fame and respect, He confused their language. They
couldn't cooperate with each other anymore and had to abandon their
What does God have planned for you? Is it fame and respect, or is something more meaningful He wants you to work toward?
like the people living in the plain of Shinar, if you are not in God's
will, He will not bless you in your work and may even work against you
to bring you back to a true sense of purpose.
But if you
are living in God's will and working toward something truly worthy, He
will bless you, work with you, and help you to accomplish what you've
set out to do.