Berean’s VBS – The Babel Rabble (Day 3)

The Fourth C – CONFUSION


Devotional thoughts for teachers – God is the Infinite Sustainer:


We glory not in men’s building apart from God but in God’s mighty sustaining of His work. 

  1. Genesis 11:4-6 – “And they said, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly.  And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.  And they said, Go to, let us build 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.  And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.  And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” 
  2. Acts 17:24-31 – God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek the Lord, if haply the might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us: for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.  Forasmuch then as we are not the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.  At the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent:”
  3. Colossians 1:15-17 – “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

We pray in worship: 

O God All-Sufficient, thou hast made and upholdest all things by the word of thy power; darkness is thy pavilion, thou walkest on the wings of the wind; all nations are nothing before thee; one generation succeeds another, and we hasten back to the dust; the heavens we behold will vanish away like the clouds that cover them, the earth we tread on will dissolve as a morning dream; but thou, unchangeable and incorruptible, art for ever and ever, God over all, blessed eternally.  Infinitely great and glorious art thou.  We are thy offspring and thy care.  Thy hands have made and fashioned us.  Thou hast watched over us with more than parental love, more than maternal tenderness.  Thou hast holden our soul in life, and not suffered our feet to be moved.  Thy divine power has given us all things necessary for life and godliness.  Let us bless thee at all times and forget not how thou hast forgiven our iniquities, healed our diseases, redeemed our lives from destruction, crowned us with lovingkindness and tender mercies, satisfied our mouths with good things, renewed our youth like the eagle’s.  May thy Holy Scriptures govern every part of our lives, and regulate the discharge of all our duties, so that we may adorn thy doctrine in all things. (Arthur Bennett, The Valley of Vision, The Banner of Truth Trust (2005), p. 211)

 Today’s text and theme verse for the children:


Genesis 10-11, specifically Genesis 11:9


Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.


Frequent questions asked by adults:


Where did the so-called “races” come from?

Have languages evolved?

Have all of the people groups really come from Noah’s family?

Hasn’t secular history shown the Bible to be false?

Weren’t the ancients just primitives?

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