Our pastor recently mentioned how the Bible is not a story of us and how we can reach God, but rather about God reaching out to us. Our Genesis passage reflects this perfectly.
In Genesis 11, we see people, not even reaching for God, but reaching for the heavens and wanting to make a name for themselves. Basically trying to fill the God-sized holes in their lives with the wrong thing.
In Genesis 12 we see God reaching down to Abram. He promised to bless Abram, to make his name great, to bless the world through him, and to take care of him. This was all a gift of grace that Abram had not earned and in no way deserved.
I want my life to look like Genesis 12, not Genesis 11.
I also thought it interesting that this passage lined up with the beatitudes where we see God's definition of being blessed!