When Name-Making is Suicidal – C A C Devotional


Tuesday, September 10, 2019


READ: Genesis 11:1-9

And they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower whose top is in the heavens; let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth” (Genesis 11:4)

The World Suicide Prevention Day is a day observed by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Let us therefore consider an important way to prevent suicide, most importantly, spiritually.
Name is very important. No wonder God enabled Adam to name everything in the Garden. It is for distinction and recognition. But some are never contented with the name God gives them, or the place where He puts them. This accounts for why either by crook or fluke, they seek for themselves additional names and places. That is discontentment on the part of man.

Did the people of Babel ask God, if it was His plan for them to build the ‘Unity Tower’? How many times do we act based on mere imaginations? They were building in arrogance, and their plan, which was totally against God’s, could not stand. Have you found out why you had failed businesses, marriage, jobs, appointments, etc.?

Would the people of Babel have had regard for God, if they succeeded? Why do you want to be president, leader of that organisation? God will always scatter any plan outside His will. We must check and rid ourselves of the satanic, (I-will) tendency (cf. Isa. 14:12ff). Whoever exalts himself, will be abased (Jas. 4:6). Learn from Absalom! Wait and consult God before you make any move. Are you currently dissatisfied where you are, contemplating leaving your matrimonial home, or leaving that denomination? Wait for God’s will for you, so that you do not end up licking your sours.


  1. Lord, please don’t allow me to spoil my name while trying on my own to build it.
  2. Father, forgive me of every act of rebellion against You and my fellow men.
  3. Lord, deliver Your ministers from pride and rebellion.

EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Psalms 119:128 – 121:7; 1 Corint. 14:11 – 14:32


Source: Living Water Devotional

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1 Response

  1. Prince James says:

    Help me to always consider you, Lord

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