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CropTalk: The Sower

October 2020

Published on Thursday, October 1, 2020

“Come, let us go down and there confuse their language so that they will not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth, and they stopped building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of the whole earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:7-9

Something to think about: At one time, there was but one language, the same words, for the entire earth. It was then that man decided to build a city with a tower that reached to heaven. God intended man to disperse over the earth, but in the act of pride and defiance, man chose to build this new city with this great tower reaching to heaven. Genesis 11:7-9 is God’s response to man’s actions. One language became many and the people were scattered. “Babel means confusion, the inevitable result of any union that leaves God out or is not according to God.” (Believer’s Bible Commentary, MacDonald). The recent shutdowns, quarantines, and requirements for social distancing have caused the Church to be disbursed. Who could have imagined? Worship, Bible studies, small groups, fellowship times online and outside — the Church being creative in reaching and connecting with people and sharing the Gospel. Novel idea. Although none of us like how we got here, we are here, and there is no going back. Prayerfully, the Church will not try to go back but continue doing whatever it takes to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…” (Matthew 28:19)

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