August 28th, 2016
God Confused Man’s Communication
And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. (Genesis 11:1 KJV)
The number of languages in this world cannot be specifically nailed down because there are so many. Some are being used in remote or far-flung areas in this vast world. It is safe to say there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different languages in use today.
Imagine for a moment if all mankind were speaking the same language. There was a time in ancient history one language was used on this earth for all means of conversation. Man was able to communicate with all others because they spoke the same language.
This uniformity would fill in so many gaps or barriers today in communicating with others. However, in history it also created spiritual hardships and issues of pride and human achievement. When everyone spoke the same language there was a desire to “top” others in their own doings.
God originally created one verbal language and this is another aspect of our attributes being tied to the pattern God set forth through creation of Adam. It is not clear which language was the original language as clues of this were not included in the passages of God’s Word.
There is, however, proof that God nixed a single language society by choosing to create many diverse languages to confuse and complicate verbal communication hampering man’s ability to converse with others. This confusion took place at the Tower of Babel because God felt it necessary to thwart man’s ability to communicate with each other because they had foolishly spent time building in their own strength and power a tower when God desired they extend their reach outward and multiply towards all four corners of the earth.