Summary: 3 of 3. Genesis concisely details a separation of nations following the Flood. What defines the quagmire of mankind’s separation? The quagmire in mankind’s separation is in his...
The QUAGMIRE Of MANKIND’s SEPARATION-III—Genesis 10:1-32 & 11:1-9
Caught in traffic—My experience in Atlanta—the day I had to go thru Atlanta twice...
Separated from family.
Separated from obligations.
Can’t fulfill obligations. Caught up in the momentary events bringing separation. Quagmire caused by separation.
Mankind became separated into various nations following the Flood.
Genesis details the origins of the nations following the Flood.
Genesis concisely details the separation of the nations following the Flood.
Genesis concisely details a separation of nations following the Flood.
*The separation of mankind is concisely documented/recorded.
*What defines the quagmire of mankind’s separation?
9 concerns in mankind’s separation.
The quagmire in mankind’s separation is in his...
1. CLIQUISH DIVERSITY(10:2; 10:6ff; 10:21ff) Family
2. CONFLICT(10:13-14; 10:15-19) Contention
3. KINGDOM CONSTRUCTION(10:8-12) Built on flesh
4. CAMARADERIE(11:1-4)Worldly Cooperation
5. CREATIVITY(11:3)Worldly Innovation
6. CONTRAST(11:5)Compared Motivations
7— The quagmire in mankind’s separation is in his...
:6—“And the LORD said, “Indeed the people are one & they all have one language, & this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.”
Thirst for control.
Greater Governmental control =Loss of personal control.
God reckoned the building as wrong. Men were able to accomplish their desires—outside of God’s will— by pooling their resources. This was done because they had a common language & thus an unhindered appeal to one another in godlessness. Thus they had effectively become “one people,” united in their idolistic endeavors.
God informs us that if men will use His provision to make for themselves a name, then they will attain even greater levels of selfishness & will thwart His desire to repeople the earth by remaining in the city(being self-sufficient).
It is not as though mankind’s efforts are a physical threat to God, but that they are indeed a true spiritual threat to themselves & others, of their own generation as well as generations future.
“One”2X(“Same”)(See :1)—dxa ekh-awd'—1) One (number). Strong—properly--United, i.e. One; or (as an ordinal) First.
“People”—Me am—1) Nation, people—1a) People, nation, 1b) Persons, members of one's people, compatriots, country-men; 2) Kinsman, kindred. Strong—A people(as a congregated unit); specifically--A tribe(as those of Israel); hence (collectively) Troops or attendants; figuratively--A flock.
“Begin to do”—llx khaw-lal'—Hiphil Inifinitive—1) To profane, defile, pollute, desecrate, begin—1d) (Hiphil)—1d1) To let be profaned, 1d2) To begin. Strong—properly--To bore, i.e. by implication--To wound, to dissolve; figuratively--To profane (a person, place or thing), To break(one's word), to begin(as if by an "opening wedge"); denom. (from lylx) To play(the flute).