Gen 28:15 – Towers or Ladders?

830 meters. 160 stories. It’s the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Since the beginning of time, we have been obsessed with reaching heaven. In Genesis 11 we read; “Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves”. We have been obsessed with trying to reach God. However, later in Genesis 28:12, in a dream Jacob “saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.” The angels are ascending and then descending. This means God’s angels are already with us. We don’t need a tower to reach God, he has already created the ladder and come down to us. His promise to Jacob is his promise to you – “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go” (Genesis 28:15). We reach God not in our strength but in his gift. No skyscraper needed, just faith! Open Bible – 

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