Devotion - May 22, 2013
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. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
What is God's desire for us humans? What does he want for you and me?
God's will is simple: God wants humans to go to heaven. Because of that, God stepped into human history in a big way. The human race was on the fast pace to completely rejecting God and his love. They were all about "making a name for themselves." They were in rebellion against God, refusing to spread out around the world as God had instructed.
So in amazing grace God confused their languages. Amazing grace? Yes!
Did you notice the name used for God? It's "LORD." With this name for God, we are reminded that our God is faithful; he is faithful to his justice, but also faithful to his love! And so in amazing grace, the LORD confused their languages! Why?
Because ultimately, that would result in the circumstances for the most people possible to turn their attention to his Word, believe in the LORD and end up in heaven!
And that's God's desire for us humans. He desires that as many of us as possible end up in heaven. And thank God; he's willing to do whatever it takes to get us there!
Oh Savior, work in my life in whatever way necessary so that through your Word I stay on the way to heaven. In your name I pray. Amen.
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