I just love the smell of lilacs. Oh and lavender is wonderful too. Roses are so sweet and full of fond memories of years gone by so long ago. Set aside for a moment all that we see in God’s universe and just concentrate on our sense of smell. The smell of food cooking sends us to the kitchen to see what it is that smells so good. What a wonderful part of God’s creation!

Before God created the universe and everything in it was the Word.

John 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind.

God created all things.

Psalm 33:6-9 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    their starry host by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea into jars[a];
    he puts the deep into storehouses.
Let all the earth fear the Lord;
    let all the people of the world revere him.
For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.

Until we understand that God spoke the universe into being we will never learn the power of the tongue.

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

When our purpose is at odds with God’s purpose for his creation then his intervention supersedes ours.

The Tower of Babel

11 Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar[b] 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. That is why it was called Babel[c]—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

It is within our desire to make a name for ourselves that we drift off the path of our true purpose and calling. It is by His grace, His glory, His purpose that we live and move and have our being.

 

 

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