New International Version
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[a]—because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world. From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.
Wednesday - June 30 -
Bette Midler’s famous song says “God is watching us… from a distance.” But the Bible tells us this is simply not true. God is intimately active and present, even when we do not realize it. Because of Jesus we know that this is a very good thing! As the Psalmist writes, “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” Jesus is the “image of the invisible God” and he clearly reveals to us that God is active in this world and working out his plan of salvation in and through us. Instead of confusing our language and driving us apart, God is bringing us together and uniting us in Christ. As the Apostle Peter put it: “You yourselves are like living stones being built up as a spiritual house.” (1 Peter 2:5). God is actively bringing us back together in Christ.