Language

The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.” ( Gen11:6-7)

What made God say and do this? Rewind a little bit…

People building the tower of Babel.

“Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not be scattered over the face of the earth.”(Gen11:4)

As I was reading these verses tonight, I gained a different kind of appreciation for the different languages that we have. Just imagine if all of us speak the same language, I can’t really imagine all the possibilities but God did. Such pride of us, men! That’s why He brought confusion to the language. I complain sometimes why there are different languages and accents which make communication difficult. Now, I am reminded that even the different languages are part of the work of God.

Indeed, God is all knowing. He knows the very heart of men and what we could possibly do. And I’m glad and grateful that God always do something to give us a wake up call from our selfish way of life.

All glory to God!

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