At the Tower of Babel, humanity attempted “to make a name for [them]selves”. The Tower of Babel is a key example of the narcissism of humanity, that is, of just how highly we value ourselves. However, if we turn the page to Genesis 12, we see that God wants “to make [our] name great”. This is the Gospel – that we no longer need to try to make our own name great, because, in Christ, God has made our names great.
Paul Douglas preaching on Genesis 10-11, on the 15th of May, 2016.