Should we stay or go? That is the question the people of the world wrestled with shortly after the flood. They settled on staying, against God’s wishes for the purpose of making a name for themselves. Our love God confused their languages and they scattered across the world. This language barrier was undone on that first Pentecost that started the New Testament church. That harvest festival continues today as we share God’s word with anyone who will listen.
Pride is all around us these days. From Olympic and professional athletes to politicians running for public office, it isn’t difficult to find the proud. This Sunday God wants us to look to our own hearts and warns against pride. Jesus calls us to humbly serve those in need.
We are gifted for ministry. The trouble comes with our sin. There is jealousy, pride and despair among the people of God. Sometimes the trouble with the ministry of the church are the ministers! We get in the way of God’s work. See how God steps in with his mercy!