The story of the Tower of Babel is found in Genesis 11. It tells how God confused the language of the people who were building a great tower. Let’s read the story together. A long time ago, all the people on earth spoke the same language. They decided to build a city and a tower that reached to the sky. They wanted to make a name for themselves, so that people would know about them. God saw what they were doing and he confused their language. People could no longer understand each other. They abandoned the city and went off in different directions. The city was called Babel because that’s what the confusion sounded like to God. So that is the story of the Tower of Babel.
The story of the Tower of Babel is a reminder that we are all responsible for our own actions and that we will be hold accountable for them. We see in this story a people who are working together, using their God-given talents to build something great. But their pride gets the best of them and they begin to boast about their accomplishments. As a result, God confused their language and scattered them across the earth. This story is a warning to us not to let our pride get in the way of our work or our relationships with others. It is also a reminder that we need to be careful about how we use our talents and gifts. We should use them to build up, not tear down. When we work together, using our gifts for the good of all, we can achieve great things. But when we allow our pride to get in the way, we will only end up causing harm.