After the flood, Noah’s family increased dramatically and they spread out far and wide. Genesis 11 is the account of the Tower of Babel. Verse 1 says that the whole earth had one language and one speech.
Verse 6 says, “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 purpose to do will be withheld from them.”
The Lord confused their language so that they could not understand one another’s speech. He then scattered them abroad from there.
Fast forward to Acts 2:1. It says, “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.” Acts 1:15 says that there were about a hundred and twenty of them.
I like to think of them all together confessing their sins to one another, asking forgiveness, and settling any unresolved issues. They were in one accord. The Strong’s defines it as: being unanimous, having mutual consent, being in agreement, having group unity, having one mind and purpose. It is harmony leading to action.
Right now we have an opportunity as never before to pray together though sheltering in place. Our prayers are like a sweet incense before the Lord.
I like to go back to 2 Chronicles 7:14. Though this was the Lord’s words to Solomon, we can apply them to our lives today. “If My people…will humble themselves…”
Walking in heart humility is something we can all strive to do together. It is to the humble that the Lord extends grace. Paul had a thorn in his flesh. In 2 Corinthian 12:7 Paul described it an a messenger of satan to buffet him. Hear his words, “…lest I be exalted above measure.”
The posture of humility before a king is to bow low. To fear the Lord is to revere and worship Him. He is to be exalted, honored, glorified, and worshipped. Right now, the C virus is a thorn in our flesh. Let us bow together before the Lord our Maker in humble petition for His mercy on us worldwide.