Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

DCLM Daily Manna 27 March 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — The Power Of Unity

TOPIC: The Power Of Unity 

TEXT: Genesis 11:1-32 (KJV)
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.

5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.

8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.

9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

10 These are the generations of Shem: Shem was an hundred years old, and begat Arphaxad two years after the flood:

11 And Shem lived after he begat Arphaxad five hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

12 And Arphaxad lived five and thirty years, and begat Salah:

13 And Arphaxad lived after he begat Salah four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

14 And Salah lived thirty years, and begat Eber:

15 And Salah lived after he begat Eber four hundred and three years, and begat sons and daughters.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begat Peleg:

17 And Eber lived after he begat Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters.

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begat Reu:

19 And Peleg lived after he begat Reu two hundred and nine years, and begat sons and daughters.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begat Serug:

21 And Reu lived after he begat Serug two hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters.

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begat Nahor:

23 And Serug lived after he begat Nahor two hundred years, and begat sons and daughters.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begat Terah:

25 And Nahor lived after he begat Terah an hundred and nineteen years, and begat sons and daughters.

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

27 Now these are the generations of Terah: Terah begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begat Lot.

28 And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram’s wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor’s wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.

31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son’s son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram’s wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years: and Terah died in Haran.

KEY VERSE: “And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” – (Genesis 11:6)

MESSAGE:

A long time ago, a child in Africa wandered off into a tall jungle grass and could not be found. The tribal members searched all day, but could not find the little boy. The next day, they all held hands and walked through the grass together. This enabled them to find the child, but due to the cold night, he did not survive. In her anguish and tears, the mother cried, “If only we had held hands sooner.”

The people in our passage were engaged in building a mega-city that could reach the heavens, contrary to God’s plans. Their unity was made possible by their common language. When they embarked on this rebellious project without any recourse to God, it was a direct provocation. God immediately identified the source of their strength. He then confounded their language. This brought the problem of communication, which eventually led to disintegration and suspension of the plan.

If we are unable to understand each other, the foundation of our unity is threatened. Unity is strength. Builders of the tower of Babel were ready to build this city up to the heavens so they could challenge God’s authority and control over them. Their unity attracted the attention of God Himself.

By simply maintaining unity, we would be able to make ground-breaking achievements. We may have a family, church, an organisation or a nation with impressive individual talents that may not be able to achieve their goals because they are disunited. We must learn to work as a team if we want to live in triumph over the antics of Satan and his agents.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Unity powers Kingdom citizens to triumph.

THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
Mark 14-16

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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