Genesis 11:4 KJV
“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.”
There are the possible reasons why God disapproved of the Babel project. First, it may have been because they were building it for themselves – their purposes, and not for God. Second, pride; they may have wanted to become famous. Third, disobedience to God’s mandate to go and re-fill the earth.
Our goal for all our undertakings ought to be to serve God’s purposes. Any blessing or benefit we get ought to be because of us serving Him. Second, everything we do ought to be for God’s glory. It’s not wrong to be complimented and to be popular; let’s just make sure that even those be for His honor. Third, let’s take His commands very seriously. Our ventures ought to be in obedience to His mandate, not contrary to them.
May we continue to build beautiful and even grand things for God. May we shine our lights to all people for them to see our good works and glorify God. May we go and spread the influence of the Gospel to as many nations as possible.