After telling our darling son Reuben, the story of the Tower of Babel from Genesis 11, as is customary, I asked him to narrate it back to me. He told me the story in fine detail, but when it came time for him to tell me about how God confused the people by confounding their language, he innocently said that the people confused God. I first corrected him stating that it was not the people who confused God but it was God who confused the people. Only later did it dawn on me that from the mouth of my son, who is turning 4 years old this month, God was trying to teach me a valuable lesson.
We are capable of confusing God. We do this by claiming to be his and acting like we aren’t (Titus 1:16). In some eastern and middle eastern countries, one belonging to a family is expected to behave in the demeanor that reflects the qualities of that family. If they fail to do so, they are deemed to be a disgrace to that family and in some cases even disowned when they act in an unbecoming manner. If we bear the banner as belonging to the God of the universe, the King of kings and the Lord of lords, whose name is Jesus Christ, our claims should reflect in our character; our lives should substantiates that which is uttered from our lips. We must profess that we know God and act like we do as well. We must not just talk the talk, but walk the walk as well.
Point(s) to ponder:
Are you/I confusing God? Is our lips and our lives in sync? Let’s not just talk the talk, but also walk the walk, lest we proclaim with our lips and deny Him with our lives.
Titus 1:16 (KJV)
16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.