When someone speaks a different language, can you understand what they are saying? If you are like me, you probably are glad for your own language because a different language just doesn’t make sense. In today’s Bible Story, we learn how God started all the different languages in the world. I think the way it happened is a little funny. Let’s see if you agree. After the ark landed at Mt. Ararat, it was God’s plan that people spread out and repopulate a great part of the earth. You would think everyone would want to obey God after the great flood. Some did, but some did not. There was one large group of people that decided to build a tower that would reach into heaven and to make a name for themselves. They did not want to spread out over the earth as God had commanded. God looked down on them and knew what they were doing was not good. He then mixed up the languages of the people that were working on the tower. God knew that if they could not understand each other, they would not be able to work together to finish building the tower. I don’t know if God laughed, but if you and I had been there and watched these people trying to talk to each other, I think it would have been funny to us. The people building the tower and trying to make a name for themselves finally moved away to other places because they wanted to be with those that spoke their own language. Isn’t God good to give us our own language so we can understand and talk with our family and friends?
Should we try to make a name for ourselves or should we always do what God wants us to do?Why?