Babel, Then and Today

Torre Babel BrueghelThe people in Babel did not need a course on “Effective Communication” nor an exhortation to unity. God said of them “Indeed the people are one and they all have the same language…and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.” (Genesis 11:6).  They possessed two powerful tools in achieving goals: Good communication (one language) and One mind (unity).

Burj KhalifaEver since, men continue on building their ego. Today skyscrapers are symbols of financial success and wealth. Men continue to strive to “make a name” for themselves and reach for the heavens, God’s dwelling, without God. We have found our way back to Babel where we speak the same rebellious language against God and have the same greedy mind-set of this materialistic world.

God is sovereign; in Babel, He made one language into many and in Pentecost (Acts 2), these languages that once confused and alienated people were employed to proclaim the good news. Yes, He will ultimately accomplish his purposes one way or the other, but instead of letting our pride bring confusion, let us be part of the harmony. In 1 Corinthians 1:10 the Apostle Paul plead with the brethren to “speak the same thing and that there be no divisions”. The body of Christ is being built and needs the same tools of Babel, one language and unity.  Church ministries are filled with small and big projects;  it is a blessing to execute them in peaceful agreement and repeating Psalm 115:1 “Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, But to Your name give glory.”

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