In Genesis 11, God thwarted the rebellion of mankind by confusing man’s language and plans. As a result, the tribes and clans of all peoples scattered around the world. But God’s plan wasn’t just to hinder the growth of evil, but to redeem all that man’s sin had corrupted.
How would He do this grand work of reconciliation? His plan was to establish a covenant relationship with a man named Abram (Abraham). Through the family of this chosen man the promised seed of a woman (Genesis 3) would come.
Point to ponder: What promises did God make to Abraham?