Re: Modern Towers of Babel?
The article actually agrees with your point that this is an outward symptom of over-extended credit and poor allocation of resources. What interests me is the underlying commonality in attitudes which causes men to ignore prudence and obedience to God to go after their own pursuits.
We understand that God was not concerned that the original Tower of Babel would literally reach into Heaven, but God had to deal with the underlying disobedience and wickedness that led to the attempt to build the Tower. It would seem to me that the spiritual conditions which led mankind to try and make the world wonder at their level of building and create the world's tallest building has much in common with the original attitudes exhibited during the building of the Tower of Babel. It also has much in common with the desire many have to donate money towards various efforts in order to have their name on a building.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12
I still remember the day You saved me
The day I heard You call out my name
You said You loved me and would never leave me
And I’ve never been the same!