Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And Jared lived one hundred sixty-two years and he begat Enoch;
And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
I made myself great works; I built myself houses; I planted myself vineyards;
the king spoke and said, Is this not the great Babylon that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my greatness?
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built;
2 Samuel 18:18
Now Absalom, while he was alive, had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which is in the king's valley; for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance. And he called the pillar after his own name, and it is called unto this day, Absalom's place.
Their inward thought is that their houses are eternal and their dwelling places to all generations; they call their lands after their own names.