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GOD’S STORY part 69 Scattering and Babbling

The Word Babble

Babble comes from to story of the tower of Babble, the tower man tried to build to reach heaven. They failed, not because it was impossible but because GOD thwarted their efforts. Why?

Preparing the Bride for GOD’s Story.

How do we prepare as the Bride of Christ? One aspect is to learn GOD’S STORY. He created us in His image…. Piece by piece, and peace by peace, we learn to walk as He has walked. And we learn His perspective.

This is a post about GOD triggering mankind’s scattering and babbling.

Genesis 11:8-9

“So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city. Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.”

The LORD did not want man to succeed with their technology to create a tower to reach heaven. Mankind was intelligent, strong, capable of anything, because they were in unity.

GOD confounded their communication so they could not work together. And they dispersed.

The dispersion

Mankind could not understand one another’s speech once the LORD GOD confounded their language. Instead of working through the problem, they split up, spread out and ‘covered the earth.’

Without unity of language, mankind’s unity of effort was blocked. They gave up, went their separate ways and for thousands of years… perhaps until very recently… they remained isolated and limited.

The power of unity

“How good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity…” (Psalm 133)

It isn’t that GOD doesn’t want us unified. In fact, in the body of Christ, we are all meant to love one another and work together in unity. The hand cannot work without the foot, the eye cannot hear and needs the ear…. (1 Corinthians 12)

But the LORD wants us in unity for good works. The tower was an endeavour of pride and competition with GOD.

Let us reunite for good purposes

We have overcome language barriers and technological barriers. 

Now, let the body of Christ love GOD first and then one another; let us then do the good works He wants us to do, full of compassion, joy and the Holy Spirit — leading us, guiding us to fulfil His will on earth as it is in heaven. Let us not aim to reach heaven but rather draw near to GOD so that He will draw near to us… and bring heaven down to earth.

Amen.