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 that they propose to do will be withheld from them.
God had come down to view the tower that was being built in the great city that would come to be known as Babel. His first response was to observe that because of the wrong motives, linguistic unity and technological advancement, “nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.”
In other words, God perceived that their unified effort, even though it was opposed to His clear instructions, would bring their desired result. The Bible teaches that unity is good when it exists for the right purpose. When people are united to serve God and do good, the results can be very beautiful (Psalm 133:1). When people are united in opposition to God, the results are dangerous.
To learn about the kind of unity God desires, read our article “Christian Fellowship.”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: “Languages Confused at Babel.”