In HIS Presence


Read: GENESIS 11:1-9

Meditation verse:

And the Lord said, “indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing they propose to do will be withheld from them(Genesis 11:6)

There are several scriptures that highlight the importance of unity. Psalm 133 says how good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity and in that place, God commands His blessings. Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “though we may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him and a 3-fold cord is not easily. Broken”. Acts 4:32 says “all believers were in one heart and mind”. Amos 3:3 says, “can two walk together except they be agreed?”.

There is power in unity, whether in a marriage, church, the workplace or wherever people co-exist. In the reading for today, the people came together to build a tower that will get to heaven, and God said because the people are one, nothing they propose to do will be withheld from them. To prevent them from achieving their self-centred goal, He had to confuse their language so that they could no longer understand one another. And then they were scattered abroad over all the face of the earth, and they ceased building the city. When there is disunity, confusion takes over and progress is halted.

The enemy knows this, so his primary tool is to cause disharmony and disunity. For instance, in a marriage, he can confuse the language spoken between a husband and wife such that one person says something and the other interprets it to mean something else, leading to accusations, counter accusations, arguments, contentions, disharmony and finally disunity. Communication ceases and every progress is halted.

Do you desire to make progress in every area of your life this year? Then “make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3). As much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men” (Romans 12:18). And as you do, “may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in all ways, Amen. (2 Thessalonians 3:16).

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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