Babel: Man's Glory in Ruins

David Janke Jr.

But the second motivation, and the more important motivation to our text this morning is the next phrase in verse 4. Not only did the people want to “reach the heavens” but they also wanted to “make a name” for themselves. To make a name for themselves. Now this motivation cuts to the heart of man’s problem. And here it is: Man seeks self-worship. Man seeks self-aggrandizement. Man revels in his own achievements and in his own accomplishments. As a wise man once said, “the most beautiful sound on earth is the sound of your own name.” Simply put, man seeks self-glory. Self-glory.

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