As I was reading Genesis 11 today, it talks about The Tower of Babel. Some of the people in that time wanted to build a tower as high as the heavens to make a name for themselves. When God saw what they as humans can do, which in this case, build a really tall tower, He said in Genesis 11, verse 6 that "....nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them...."
*That's not to say that God didn't "know" that humans could build, because He is God and He created human beings, but the point that I'm trying to get across about this verse and phrase is this:
Now, back to the original story and to the purpose of this blog....
When God saw that the humans in that day were building The Tower of Babel, he said to them, "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" (all of verse 4 in Genesis 11).
The purpose of this blog is to demonstrate through this Bible story that we serve a humorous God, and this is why.....
Imagine God talking to his angels about the people in this story who started building this really tall tower, and saying something like this:
God: "Hey, those humans down there are building that tall tower, which would be cool if they were building it for me, but it seems like they are only building it to make themselves look better. Sooo, let's go confuse them by giving each person a different language to speak, instead of the same language. This way when they talk to each other, they can't understand each other."
I can totally picture God smiling at this point knowing what was about to happen haha. I can also picture the peoples's puzzled faces as they were talking to their friend or neighbor about something, and then out of no-where in mid sentence they started talking in a totally different language to where nobody understood what the other one was saying, and I'm sure the person actually talking became confused, too LOL. I can totally picture God in heaven looking down at all the confusion, laughing and getting a kick out of the whole thing LOL.
Another humorous perspective on this Bible story is:
I think about how the tower in this story was called "Tower of Babel". The word "Babel" to me sounds like the word "babbling" or "blabbing", which makes me think of a group of people just "babbling" or "blabbing" to each other, but not really understanding or listening to what each other is saying, which is what I imagine what happened in the Bible story about the "Tower of Babel".
No wonder some humans have a sense of humor....it's because God has a sense of humor, and once again, He created us in His own image ;) :)