March 19, 2023
Genesis 1:27-28 (NIV): “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it”
Genesis 11:1 (NIV): “Now the whole world had one language & a common speech.”
Genesis 11:3-4 (NIV): “They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”
1. God saw PRIDE welling up inside of these people.
2. Their disobedience was evident.
Genesis 1:28 (NIV): “God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it”
GOD SHOWS MERCY and STRATEGY.
Genesis 12 1-4 (NIV): “The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” 4 So Abram went, as the Lord had told him…”
Galatians 3:29 (NIV): If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV): Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Revelation 5:9 (NIV): “And they sang a new song: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll & to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased men for God from every tribe and language & people & nation.’”