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Living by God’s standards

Making a difference spiritually requires that we eschew human standards and think as Scripture dictates. An ancient and fresh approach is needed. Men’s ideas don’t lead to heaven.

By human standards, the Tower of Babel was a visionary project ruined by a jealous God (Genesis 11:1-9). Spiritually, however, they were unified in voice, plan and motivation. The only thing missing was God.

Nothing spiritually positive can happen without the Lord (Ephesians 1:3). Babel is an excellent example of man’s naiveté’ and narrow-mindedness. Without God, we can’t accomplish anything (Psalm 127:1). 

God provides all that man needs spiritually but, sadly, we fail to use what has been placed before us (2 Timothy 3:16-17). We’re like the vinedresser whose hopes were dashed by the unproductive vineyard (Isaiah 5:1-7).

God asks us to awaken spiritually and to focus our minds and efforts.

Putting him first means that we put human instincts behind us (Romans 12:1-2). Unity occurs vertically. When we each unify with Christ, then and only then, are we unified together (Ephesians 2,4).

Unity only occurs when we place our trust in something larger than ourselves. Let us finally put ourselves completely in his hands.

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Richard lives in Florence, Alabama and is married to Deirdre. They have three daughters. He is an avid reader, devoted writer and lover of history and research. He is the author of "The Most Important Question" and is working on more books.

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