Self-made versus God-made. The people of Babel said, "Let us make..." They desired to do without God. Times haven't changed. Last year, scientist Stephen Hawking concluded that the universe itself could do without God. The laws of nature's physics made the Big Bang inevitable, so, "It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going." Abram, on the other hand, was stamped "made by God." Genesis 12:2, "And I will make you..."
Inward focus versus outward blessing. Because Babel was self-made, they were made for themselves. Their focus was inward, "...lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth." God, rather, turns us toward others. God made Abram a great nation, gave him a great name, "...so that you will be a blessing."
Self made, self consumed; or made by God "and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed" (Genesis 12:3).
Creator, You made me. Fearfully and wonderfully, you formed me for a purpose. You are in charge, You are God, and, best of all, You are good. My passion is to do the good You have made me to do. To be a blessing, as I have been so blessed. To love, because You first loved me.
I find myself on my knees in worship, because I am amazed, in awe of You. The heavens and earth proclaim Your majesty. And You would think of me, one so small? In my smallness, You've placed Your image, given me Your Spirit, and You call me to be a blessing to others. Of course, I'll do it!