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!
Would you agree that in this lifetime, time is truly a luxury?
When we don’t have time…
for doing hobbies
for meeting people
most importantly, for God.
I use to struggle in managing my time especially during weekends. My calendar is always booked that I got worn out and sick as often because of the lack of rest. This year, I’ve learned to somehow manage my time and make sure I really have time for God and for rest.
God was very serious when He said to keep the Sabbath holy. He knows our limitations and that we truly need rest to be recharged for the good works that He has prepared for us to do in the next days.
I thank God that He gives me 2 days off to be renewed.
Don’t you love weekends? 🙂
Happy Rest Day! 🙂
I’m sleepy already but I’m still unable to sleep. I have so many things in my mind and in my heart that I just want to sort them out before I fall to sleep.
The past week has been filled with a lot of lessons learned, reminders, reflections, deep thoughts, controlled emotions, stories and action items.
I wish there is a system that would automatically organize each and put them into specific folders to be processed by my mental faculty.
Now, I really want to sleep. All of these in my mind, I just want to entrust to God. Not for Him to sort it out for me, but for me to be able to sort out things and make it aligned to His will.
Indeed, apart from Jesus, my life will forever be unsorted.
Tonight, I’m letting tomorrow worry for itself. Me? I will sleep in peace.
Good night! 🙂