Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21
In Acts 2, before the “repent and be baptized” part, we see a kind of anti-Babel. God is not building an empire, but rather a family of faith, his Kingdom/Church. Instead of making sure his disciples speak the same language, he makes sure that everyone can hear the gospel in their own language. Luke goes into great detail to drive home the Holy Spirit’s work in this regard. It should be no surprise that a God who created the world with his voice and gave us the gospel as his word would be concerned with the communication of his Christians.
Take a moment to reflect on the effects of language in your ministry: