(Gen 11:6) “And the Lord said, behold the people are one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”
This was about a people who decided they were going to build them a tower toward heaven in an effort to make a name for themselves. This project was strictly about them and their pride. What we find to be interesting though is the power of unity or the power of oneness these people at Babel had. They were so together that even God had to confess that “nothing can be restrained from them that they have imagined to do.” These were not people who necessarily loved God but God recognized that anyone one operates as a unit can be unstoppable.
Thus, God had to intervene, confound their language and separate these people.
Which brings me to this point, if the body of Christ took on the mentality that we are going to do something for God; that we are going to do something that blesses Him; that we are going to come together with one mind, all speaking the same language, what great power would emanate from the church. When church leadership gets past worrying about who is going to lead, whose church is going to be at the forefront or get rid of the ‘what’s in it for me mentality,’ we will have the opportunity to really be a witness for Christ on a grand scale. The people in Babel had the right thought process, but they had the wrong motives. If we can learn anything from these people it would be that there is power in oneness.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason