Thursday, June 05, 2008

Making Bricks

26 Which Jectan begot Elmodad, and Saleph, and Asarmoth, Jare, 27 And Aduram, and Uzal, and Decla, 28 And Ebal, and Abimael, Saba, 29 And Ophir, and Hevila, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Jectan. 30 And their dwelling was from Messa as we go on as far as Sephar, a mountain in the east.

31 These are the children of Sem according to their kindreds and tongues, and countries in their nations. 32 These are the families of Noe, according to their peoples and nations. By these were the nations divided on the earth after the flood
1 And the earth was of one tongue, and of the same speech. 2 And when they removed from the east, they found a plain in the land of Sennaar, and dwelt in it. 3 And each one said to his neighbour: Come, let us make brick, and bake them with fire. And they had brick instead of stones, and slime instead of mortar
Genesis 10:26-32, 11:1-3

Kids have toys that teach them many things that imitate life. Some are building sets, leggo comes to mind in this regard, tool sets, kitchen sets you name it and the kids have something to play with that mimick an area that creates. Just looking back in time in the Bible and we learn a few things about how they survived and how they built. They have come a long way since Adam and since the flood. They didn't have circular saws to make nice wood planks or all the gadgets we have that make building easy. Everything had to come from their hard work and their united part in doing it together, they were truly united in how they did things. It's amazing these days how we build and tear down and claim lack of communication when we fail to understand each other. Why didn't this get built right or why hasn't this been done. Often our responses are no one communicated it. Listen for one part is an area, but we come to another area where we have so much on our thoughts about so many things that we think we have relayed it as well. Either way the communication can often be lost because we have lost the ability to function in unity as they did in Noahs time. They relied on each other as a unit, that's something that has throughout the ages slowly dwindled when we became independent from others. We don't worship in unisome either. Oh we do worship God, but we choose to do it our way and often not God's way. We build but do we keep the building from collapsing by maintaining God's Will in it all.

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