Tuesday – Pentateuch
Reading – Genesis 10-11
“But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.””
Genesis 11:5-7 NLT
Why on Earth would God want to confuse the world’s languages?
Consider when this happened. The world’s population was rebuilding from the Flood. God had promised not to wipe the world out with a flood again.
But He did not want the world to get to the point that it was as wicked as before.
He saw the steamroller of sin and violence coming and wanted to stop it in its tracks.
Therefore, it is in compassion that God (Jehovah in this case) confused our languages.
There have been times in my life when I believe God has stepped in and spoiled my plans. It wasn’t that my plans were bad, but they were likely not the best. It is quite possible that I have been saved from much grief by divine intervention.
Do you believe God still intervenes in plans today?
Have you ever seen your plans spoiled only to realize that it was for the best?