According to Genesis 11, the people came together to build the tower of Babel after the great flood. It is a giant and tall tower located in the plain of Shinar in Mesopotamia. This encompasses the area of Iraq and Syria.
The tower of Babel is where God confused the languages of the people and scattered them in different parts of the world. In those days, the people only speak one language so it was easy for them to communicate and understand each other.
One day, they decided to build a city with a tower that reach unto the heavens. They came together to build the tower of Babel because they want to make a name for ourselves. Otherwise,they will be scattered over the face of the earth.
When God saw the tower, he went down to confuse the speech of the people so that they can no longer continue the construction of the the tower of Babel. Because the people cannot understand each other, they abandoned the building of the city.
This is how there are many different nations and races all over the earth and people have different languages.
What Can We Learn from the Tower of Babel?
The construction of the Tower of Babel is a sin because the people built it to make a name for themselves instead of giving glory to God. We must give glory to God in everything that we do. We often take for granted the things we have such as career, wealth and etc. We should thank God for everything we have as we are only temporary guardians while alive on earth.
Another reason is that the people wanted to stay together but God’s will is that the people multiply and fill up the whole earth. In Genesis 1:28 KJV, and God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. (1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV)
And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. (Colossians 3:17 KJV)
If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. (1 Peter 4:11 KJV)
For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? (1 Corinthians 10:30 KJV)
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it. (2 John 1:6 KJV)
Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; (Hebrews 5:8 KJV)
As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance (1 Peter 1:14 KJV)