Redirecting Your Path

5 But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building. 6 The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

8 So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why it was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth. Genesis 11:5-9

Was the Lord “worried” about the ambitions of man? Not in the least. He was merely saving them from themselves. Isaiah 14:12-14 is that famous passage of Scripture that talks about Lucifer’s fall from grace. What did he want? He said he wanted “to ascend to heaven”…”I will make myself like the most High.” These people were no different in thought.

They were smart and wanted to prove it.

As I said, they had a lot of ambition.

Nothing humbles an adult more than not being able to communicate in a language. Think of your workplace. If everyone there spoke a different language tomorrow, what would get done? Absolutely nothing.

Now, later in history mankind would build bigger and greater structures than what these people attempted, but God halted these people straight in their tracks. They needed to spread out, so they figured out who spoke the same language among themselves and moved on, forcibly.

Sometimes God redirects your path quickly and without warning. Yes, life happens and sometimes it’s an impossible life to live because of the pain and difficulty, but God is still there for us. He’s not going anywhere, and you may be right where God wants you to be after the dust has settled.

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