GOD’S STORY: Part 68 GOD’s Feelings

GOD’s feelings

Have you ever stopped to think how GOD feels? Does He feel?

I’d say yes. The shorted verse in the Bible reads, “Jesus wept.” (John 11:35) The verse doesn’t have to say more does it, to convey that GOD has feelings.

Preparing the Bride for GOD’s Story.

How do we prepare as the Bride of Christ? One aspect is to learn GOD’S STORY. He created us in His image…. Piece by piece, and peace by peace, we learn to walk as He has walked. And we learn His perspective.

Genesis 11:5

“But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower which the sons of men had built.”

Before looking beyond this verse, I’d like to ponder for a moment. 

GOD gave man His own creativity and authority. What did man do? Adam squandered it didn’t he, in disobeying GOD and therefore giving his authority to Satan and losing his immortality.

Then Adam and Eve are sent out of the garden. And they have children, and their children have children and so on. Adam lives for several generations, watching as his children grow.

Society develops until it is so decayed, so debauched, that it has to be all but destroyed by flood waters.

Society begins again. But here we are at Genesis 11 where they plan to build a tower to get to heaven, to “make a name for ourselves” (Genesis 11:4a).

And what does GOD do?

The GOD who walked in the garden with man, who kicked him out of the garden because of his rebellion, He comes to see what man has done.

GOD still cares. He still wants relationship. He is still interested.

What does GOD think of the tower?

“And the Lord said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” (Genesis 11:6-7)

He doesn’t like it!

How does GOD feel about the tower, and mankind?

GOD is our Father. 

As a parent, how do you feel when your child makes a big mistake, exercises poor judgment, or goes against the best plans and purposes? It hurts, right?

So, I reckon GOD is very disappointed. 

Why does man build the tower?

In Genesis 11:4 the people say, “let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.”

In anticipation of separation, man creates this tower. And then the very thing they fear comes to pass.

We can’t get ahead of GOD

GOD does not seek to punish us but to draw us to Himself. 

We cannot pre-empt Him, cannot second guess Him. When we disappoint Him, He is grieved. When we rebel, He puts consequences in our path to teach us. When we repent and draw near, He comforts us.

The tower is built. GOD sees. GOD separates man. As He separated man from Himself at Adam’s rebellion, He separates man from each other because of their scheming. 

With each step, GOD is disappointed but continues to instruct, teach, guide. If only we would turn and face Him, GOD would draw us back to Himself.