The Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they all have the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them. Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.” So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. Genesis 11:6-8
He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him. Acts 27:26-27
A common language unites people. That’s a big reason I am learning to speak Spanish. I have great love for people in California who only speak Spanish, as well as those in Central America and Mexico. God confused man’s language so that he would disperse and move geographically and in mindset from self-aggrandizement to searching for a Savior. It worked. The very reason we are separated into nations is by God’s grace so that we would reach out for Him and find Him. It happens in free societies and it happens in oppressive ones.
How am I uniting God’s people for the sake of understanding our need for a Savior? Do I find myself standing against God in self-sufficiency with the crowd?
God, as this day begins, I am dependent as ever upon You. I recognize my need for a Savior (the Lord Jesus) and ask that You would move within my life today. Direct my steps and help be who You always wanted me to be. Thank you that the answer to “Why” has been answered in my life. I know its because of Your great love that I exist and have purpose in life. For that I am grateful.