II Corinthians 4:13 It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak,
Genesis 11: 6 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. 7 Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”
The II Corinthians passage led me to a deliberate search for what the Bible had to say about the words “spoken” and “speak” and that’s how I arrived at Genesis 11. Genesis 11 is the story of Babel where God chose to confuse their words to deal with their desire for power. God recognized there was such a powerful relationship between desire and words that “nothing they plan to do will be impossible.” The story reads as if it’s only an act of suppression about words. I think it’s more a lesson about the focus of desire.
When our focus as followers of Jesus Christ is our desire to raise our voices and plead with God to reveal his power contained in our words everything changes. In the midst of all the confusing babel around us today we need to let our desire be God’s power. That desire will give new power to our words and reveal the timeless truth of that same phrase “then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” Speak up!